Obituary: Brayton Marvell

October 21, 2016
By Marcy Shortuse

BigAA5g4TBrayton Marvell of Boca Grande and formerly of Stowe, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at his son’s house in Wolcott, VT.
He was born January 3, 1918 in Fall River, MA, the son of Edward Ira Marvell and Mary Brayton. They lived between their houses in Fall River across from the fire station and the house in Tiverton, RI during the summers.
Brayton attended St. George’s School, Harvard and M.I.T. At the start of World War II he enlisted in the U.S. Army and worked in the newly developing field of radar technology. He loved to travel from early on and visited and photographed most every country in the world, save for a handful.
He loved the water and had several sailboats of which he was very proud and he was capable of taking them on long distance voyages or day cruises. He was strong-willed, intensely curious of how things worked, patient and kind.
Brayton had visited Stowe many times in his younger years for ski trips and after meeting and marrying Joyce (Jan) Storer and having Brayton E., they decided to make Stowe their home at the “The Old Krutchfield Farm” on Covered Bridge Road. They loved the old house, as did the kids.
When the children had grown and gone and “Jan” had passed away Brayton wanted a change. His friend, Willy Martin convinced him to move to Boca Grande, Florida. He found a nice little house and made the move. He invited all to visit and they did. Winters in Boca Grande and summers between his son’s house and “the Orchard House” in Little Compton, Rhode Island allowed him to see all of his family.
Brayton leaves behind his stepchildren, Peter Dumas and wife, Trudy of Stowe, VT; Jannifer Dumas of Burlington, VT; Deirdre Dumas Chabot of St. Albans, VT; Melissa Beeman, husband, Greg and daughter, Lauren of Fairfax, VT and son, Brayton E. Marvell of Wolcott, VT. Brayton was predeceased by his wife, Joyce (Jan) Storer Marvell; his brother, Thomas Marvell and his sister, Elizabeth Marvell Moran.
A special gathering will be held in Stowe at a later date.
Faith Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences may be made by visiting