Homer Franklin Browning, Jr.
January 25, 1920 ~ October 25, 2016
Northfield, MA

Homer Franklin Browning, Jr., “Gusty” to many, 96, of Northfield, MA went home to be with the Lord on October 25, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Northfield, MA on January 25, 1920 to Homer Franklin Browning, Sr. and Ida Schworm Browning and lived there his whole life. He attended Northfield Elementary and Northfield High School.

He drove truck for many years transporting loads of hay and Christmas trees. After 1968 he operated a used car dealership, Browning Motors, selling used cars and parts of American Motors primarily.

He was a long time member of the Community Bible Church in Northfield Farms, MA
Survivors include his 11 children, Rachel Collier and her husband Wayne of Vernon, VT, Homer 111 and his wife Florence of Northfield, MA, James and his wife Noreen of Millers Falls, MA, Richard and his wife

Ruth of Loon Lake, SK Canada, Ralph and his wife Wanda of Hermon, NY, Daniel of Wendell, MA, Samuel and his wife Michele of Northfield, MA, Carlton and his wife Joyce of Shelburne Falls, MA, Rebecca Wong and her husband Bill of Greenfield, MA, Leslie of Lagrange, WY, and Ruth of Northfield, MA, his sisters Elizabeth Holloway of Northfield, MA and June Wetherbe of Vernon, VT, 30 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his father Homer, his mother Ida, his wife Ethel, his sister Hazel and his brother Herman.

Calling hours will be held at Kidder Funeral Home, Northfield, MA on Friday, October 28th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 1:00 pm at the Northfield Baptist Church, with Rev. Steve Dunklee officiating. A private burial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Our thanks go to the Hospice nurses and Mary, who were so helpful to us in those difficult days. Donations in his memory can be given to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn "China" Hulslander
July 28, 1948 ~ September 27, 2016
Wendall, Mass.

Carolyn " China " Hulslander, 68, of Wendell, died Tuesday ( 9/27/2016 ) morning at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. She was born July 28, 1948 in Brattleboro, VT the daughter of Clarence and Marjorie ( Lanphear )Sanborn. She grew up in Winchester, NH and graduated from Thayer High School. She liked to travel, she especially loved to go to Maine. She enjoyed apple picking in the fall and family cook outs. She was a member of the Petersham Lions Club and a former member of the Wendell Fire Department.

She is survived by her life partner, Everett Ricketts Sr. of Wendell, a son Brett Hulslander and his partner Rose Marie Butcher of Northfield,Ma, a daughter Marjorie Hulslander and her partner Douglas of Greenfield, MA and 5 Grand Children, Brady Hulslander, Brittny Hulslander, Evan Hulslander, Amber Hulslander and Alison Hulslander. She was predeceased by brother Bradley Sanborn.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Petersham Lions Club, P.O.Box 457, Petersham, Mass. 01366

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Angela Elizabeth Clayton
June 19, 1949 ~ October 12, 2016
Greenfield, Mass.

Angela Elizabeth Clayton, 69, of High St. Greenfield, Ma. died Wednesday evening (10-12-2016) at the home of her sister Theresa Stebbins, in Northfield, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 19, 1949 in New York City, the daughter of Edward and Angela (Lyons) Boliski. She was the middle child of five. Angie made it her goal to be noticed. She carried her wit and humor throughout her life, often dispensing gems to her family. Angie loved her family, Boston Sports, tennis, cooking for others, Elvis and the sound of a Harley Davidson motorcycle. She was a ferocious card player. Angie was known for her hancrafted holiday inspired canes which she took great pride in. She never met a tag sale she didn't like. Angie loved Arizona and lived there for a period of time. She felt a spiritual connection to the culture of the Southwest. She relied on that inner power throughout her life.

She is survived by her daughter Melissa Mann and her wife Karen Zegarowski, of New Bedford, Ma. and three sons, Christopher Mann, of N.H. Robert Mann and his wife Becca of Otisfield, Me, and Scott Mann of Lewsiton, Me. She is also survived by two sisters: Theresa Stebbins and her husband Donald of Northfield, Ma. and Helen Skiathitis and her husband James of N.C. and her former husband Jack Mann. Many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Edward and a sister Mary Ann Stebbins.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Alfred A. Dunklee
August 4, 1929 ~ October 11, 2016
Vernon, Vt.

Alfred A. Dunklee, a longtime owner and operator of Vern-Mont Farm, LLC, a thriving dairy farm in Vernon, VT, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in Greenfield, Massachusetts at the age of 87 years. A lifelong resident of Vernon, VT; Alfred was married to his wife, Martha Whitney, on May 31, 1962 in Manchester, MD; they were married for 54 years.

He was born on August 4, 1929 in Northfield, Massachusetts, the son of Warren and Mildred (Lackey) Dunklee. He graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1947. Alfred also attended Vermont State Agricultural School later known as Vermont Technical College and graduated in 1946. He then joined his father in running the family dairy farm. Over the years he continued to expand its operation and was always striving to be a good steward of the land. In later years, he could often be found touring the farm on a golf cart.

A longtime supporter of the Boston Red Sox, he was ecstatic when they won the World Series in 2004. He said that he didn’t know if he would live long enough to see the Sox win a world Series in his life time. He had a passion for owning John Deere tractors and farm equipment. Alfred was a people person and enjoyed talking to people in person and frequently on the phone. He took great pride in growing tall, green corn and was often a winner of the National Corn Growers Yield contest for the state of Vermont.

Alfred served on the Board of Directors of Yankee Farm Credit Bank or one of its predecessors for 33 years. He was Chairman of the bank board for 17 years. He served his community as a town lister in the early 1970’s. He was active in numerous agriculture organizations: Holstein Association USA, National DHIA, New England Milk Promotion Board and Vermont Farm Bureau.

Besides his wife, Martha, he is survived by his son, Jeffrey and his wife Kelli of Vernon, VT and granddaughter Whitney, and his sister Martha (Dunklee) LaMoria of Newfane, VT and his many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his dog, Maggie. Alfred was predeceased in death by his mother and father and two sisters, Ruth (Dunklee) Johnson and Alma (Dunklee) Mankowsky.

Friends and family may call on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Avenue, Northfield, MA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 10:00 am at Vernon Advent Christian Church, 4554 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, VT with Reverend Bruce C. Burks officiating. Burial will follow at South Vernon Cemetery.

A celebration of his life will be held after the burial at the farm. Food and refreshments provided.

Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association at Alz.org or Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn "China" Hulslander
July 28, 1948 ~ September 27, 2016
Wendall, Mass.

Carolyn " China " Hulslander, 68, of Wendell, died Tuesday ( 9/27/2016 ) morning at Baystate Franklin Medical Center. She was born July 28, 1948 in Brattleboro, VT the daughter of Clarence and Marjorie ( Lanphear )Sanborn. She grew up in Winchester, NH and graduated from Thayer High School. She liked to travel, she especially loved to go to Maine. She enjoyed apple picking in the fall and family cook outs. She was a member of the Petersham Lions Club and a former member of the Wendell Fire Department.

She is survived by her life partner, Everett Ricketts Sr. of Wendell, a son Brett Hulslander and his partner Rose Marie Butcher of Northfield,Ma, a daughter Marjorie Hulslander and her partner Douglas of Greenfield, MA and 5 Grand Children, Brady Hulslander, Brittny Hulslander, Evan Hulslander, Amber Hulslander and Alison Hulslander. She was predeceased by brother Bradley Sanborn.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Petersham Lions Club, P.O.Box 457, Petersham, Mass. 01366

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Theodore " Ted " Wallock Sr.
September 14, 1935 ~ September 25, 2016
Northfield, Mass.

Theodore " Ted " Wallock Sr., 81, Died Sunday ( 9/25/2016) morning at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.  He was born on September 14, 1935 in Hartford, Ct the son of John and Florence ( Cuvelier) Wallock.  He graduated from Orange, Ma. high school in 1953. Soon after he graduated he enlisted into the Marine Corp.  He married Kristin Gillespie on May 18, 1963.  They were married for 53 years.  He was self-employed for 20 years and then went to work for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, where he worked for 28 years as a Security Guard.  After retiring from Vermont Yankee he went to work for Wiggin Hydroseed as a security guard for the NCF Campus in Northfield, MA.  His passion in life was riding motorcycles.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Theodore Wallock Jr. of Winchester , NH.,  one daughter Andrea Mc Comb and her husband Paul of Winchester, NH., three Grand Children, Jonathan Wallock and his wife Rosa and Caleb and Kayliegh Mc Comb all of Winchester, NH.,  one Great Grandchild, Aria Wallock and a sister in-law Sue Wallock of Winchester,NH.

Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Thursday ( 9/29/2016) at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave., Northfield, Ma with the Rev. Charles Bordinero officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester, NH with military honors.  There will be calling hours on Wednesday ( 9/28/2016) from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to The Northfield Baptist Church, 87 Main St. Northfield, MA 01360.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Earl S. McGraw Jr.
July 14, 1970 ~ September 21, 2016
Northfield, Mass.

Earl S. McGraw Jr., 46, died peacefully after a long fought battle with Lung Cancer on September 21, 2016. Earl was born in Manhattan, NY on July 14, 1970 son of Ada May (Friday) McGraw and the late Earl McGraw.

He graduated from Rhodes High School in NY in 1988 and attended Mitchell Junior College. He received a Bachelor’s degree from North Adams State College and obtained his Master’s degree from Keene State College in 2007.

Earl married his soulmate, Roxanne Miller, on September 12, 1998, and made their home in Northfield.

Earl started out his educational career at Frontier Regional High School in 1996 as a Social Studies teacher in their Alternative Program. From 1999-2002 Earl was a Social Worker at Dare Family Services. In 2002 he was employed at Mohawk Regional School. In 2003 he transitioned to Turners Falls High School as the Dean of Students and remained there until 2007. Earl had a brief but memorable stint with Donahue Elementary School, where he tried his skills with the younger kids. One day he came home and said “I read to the second graders today and when they smiled none of them had front teeth!” Although he was good with all students he felt he had a better rapport with middle school and high school students. In 2008 he returned to educating adolescents as the Dean of Students at Amherst Regional High School. In 2012 he worked at the Franklin County Technical School as their Dean of Students. In his last year of work, he returned to Turners Falls High School. (Go Blue!)

Earl enjoyed sports and played basketball while in college. After college he enjoyed playing in the Men’s Football League and made many lifelong friends on those cold mornings on Green River Park Field. He also played Semi-Pro football with the Blitzin’ Bears for one year, but after having a second child decided he needed to hang up his helmet. He played in several basketball leagues and loved the competition and comradery. He coached his son Jalen’s Basketball and Baseball teams and taught them not only the game but good sportsmanship and how to lose gracefully.

As a player, coach, and educator, Earl was respected on and off the field for his competitive nature and winning attitude. He was a passionate fan of New York sports, namely his Yankees and Giants. True to his Bronx roots, he loved teasing his friends about their less than worthy Red Sox and Patriots teams.

Earl was often noticed because of his brawn, but when you got to know him, you got to see that it was his huge heart and charisma that made him larger than life. Earl was a genuine, honest, kind, inspirational, one of a kind, Angel on Earth. He had the ability to connect with people and knew just what to say to make them feel special.

Earl was a loving father to his two beautiful children, Kiana and Jalen. He will be forever etched in their hearts!

Earl is survived by his loving wife of 18 years Roxanne (Miller) McGraw, daughter Kiana Rochelle McGraw, son Jalen Anthony McGraw, mother Ada May (Friday) McGraw, sister Hyacinth Gilead, niece Dionne Donawa who he thought of as a sister, nephew Austin Donawa who he thought of as a son, cousin/brother Fitzmorris Friday-McGraw. His in-laws Norman and Paula Miller, Roni (Miller) and Fred Anthony, Norman Jr. and Rebecca Miller. Niece Mariah Anthony, nephews Aiden Miller, TJ Cummings, Nolan and Sean Connors, and coming soon Leonidas Miller. Earl leaves many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and close friends he considered family. Earl was predeceased by his father Earl McGraw and his brother Terry Donawa.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be made to a local charity of one's choice.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Helen Elizabeth (Burroughs) Gorzocoski
September 13, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Helen Elizabeth (Burroughs) Gorzocoski of Northfield, daughter of Hermon Prescott Burroughs and Ruth (Gilcrest) Burroughs died Tuesday (9-13-2016) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma.

Her early years were spent in Boxborough, Ma. where she attended elementary school, graduating in 1943 from Acton High School. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1947. She taught junior high English and social Studies at Powers Institute in Bernardston, Ma. and later taught math at Pioneer Valley Regional School for many years retiring in 1986.

She was a member of the NEA and MTA. After retirement she was employed as an office clerk in the Agway Feed Mill in Bernardston, Ma. for several years. She was active in church and community affairs and served as Town Treasurer of Northfield from 1963-1968. IN her early 80's still a thrill seeker, she went para-sailing and took a hot air balloon ride. She was a seventy year member of the Boxbourough Grange #131, a member of the Northfield Trinitarian Congregational Church, The Northfield Fortnightly Club and the Northfield Historical Society of which she was treasurer for many years. She served as treasurer on the Northfield Republican Town Committee and was a town election officer.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Educators Assoc. of Mass. and the Retired State County and Municipal Employees Assoc. of Mass. She belonged to the Alpha Epislon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Soc. an educational organization for women educators where she served as treasurer.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley, of 57 years in 2006. They were married July 16, 1949.
She is survived by a daughter, Joy and her husband Dennis Hudson of Wendell, Ma. and a son David and his wife Diana of Northfield, Ma. and two grandchildren, Samantha and Grant Gorzocoski. and a sister Sandra Clemence of Rowley, Ma. and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

Donations in her memory may be made to either the Northfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 151 Northfield, Ma. 01360 or the Trinitarian Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Walter C. Grover, Jr.
September 13, 1929 ~ September 13, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Walter C. Grover, Jr, 87, passed peacefully on his birthday September 13, 2016, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

He was born September 13, 1929, in Greenfield, MA, to Walter and Rena (Denison) Grover. A lifelong resident of Bernardston, he attended Powers Institute. On October 18, 1953, in the Congregational Church in Brattleboro, VT, he married Patriciann (Covey) Grover.

After high school, he worked for River Maple Farm, Petroleum Equipment Maintenance and G.L. Merriam, transferring to Pittsfield, MA. He returned to Greenfield, MA and worked for 37 years at Merriam Graves until his retirement. After that, he worked 20 years for his son doing landscaping. Throughout this time he also was involved with Knapp Shoes, UPS and held the position of Deputy Tax Collector for the Town of Bernardston for many years.

Walter was very community minded and was always ready to help out whenever and wherever he was needed. As a constable and later as a Lieutenant he served the town police department for 37 years; filling in on two occasions as Acting Police Chief. He was also on the boards of the Historical Society, Council on Aging, Trustees of Powers Institute, Franklin County Police Association and Master of the Bernardston Grange. He spent years volunteering with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and was an actor in the local minstrel shows and many small theater productions.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his three children, Steven Grover and his wife Michelle of E. Dummerston, VT; Kevin Grover and his wife Tammy of Chandler, AZ and Pamela Goodman and her husband Robert of Exeter, NH. His grandchildren Heidi Grover-Daniels, Joshua Grover, Zachary Grover, Kristen Grover, Colby Fortier and Taylor Fortier and 1 great granddaughter, McKenna Daniels, his sisters Joyce Page of Greenfield, MA and Norma Griswold of Sun City, AZ and his step-mother-in-law Shirley Covey of Brattleboro, VT. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Walter was predeceased in death by his brothers Gerald and Rodney, his sister Cynthia Tyler and his sister-in-law Janice.

Friends and family may call on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Avenue, Northfield, MA. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the United Church of Bernardston with Rev. David Neal officiating where Walter’s life will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Center Cemetery, with a police escort in honor of his years of service.

Memorial donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association at Alz.org or Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090 or to the Police Relief Association, P.O. Box 194, Bernardston, MA 01337.

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Helen Elizabeth (Burroughs) Gorzocoski
September 13, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Helen Elizabeth (Burroughs) Gorzocoski of Northfield, daughter of Hermon Prescott Burroughs and Ruth (Gilcrest) Burroughs died Tuesday (9-13-2016) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma.

Her early years were spent in Boxborough, Ma. where she attended elementary school, graduating in 1943 from Acton High School. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1947. She taught junior high English and social Studies at Powers Institute in Bernardston, Ma. and later taught math at Pioneer Valley Regional School for many years retiring in 1986.

She was a member of the NEA and MTA. After retirement she was employed as an office clerk in the Agway Feed Mill in Bernardston, Ma. for several years. She was active in church and community affairs and served as Town Treasurer of Northfield from 1963-1968. IN her early 80's still a thrill seeker, she went para-sailing and took a hot air balloon ride. She was a seventy year member of the Boxbourough Grange #131, a member of the Northfield Trinitarian Congregational Church, The Northfield Fortnightly Club and the Northfield Historical Society of which she was treasurer for many years. She served as treasurer on the Northfield Republican Town Committee and was a town election officer.

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Educators Assoc. of Mass. and the Retired State County and Municipal Employees Assoc. of Mass. She belonged to the Alpha Epislon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Soc. an educational organization for women educators where she served as treasurer.

She was predeceased by her husband Stanley, of 57 years in 2006. They were married July 16, 1949.
She is survived by a daughter, Joy and her husband Dennis Hudson of Wendell, Ma. and a son David and his wife Diana of Northfield, Ma. and two grandchildren, Samantha and Grant Gorzocoski. and a sister Sandra Clemence of Rowley, Ma. and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of her life will be held at a future date.

Donations in her memory may be made to either the Northfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 151 Northfield, Ma. 01360 or the Trinitarian Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Joyce C. Adams
November 23, 1925 ~ August 28, 2016
Roselle, Ill.

Joyce C. Adams, 90, nee Clark, recently of Roselle, Ill. , former long time resident of Los Angles, Ca. Died on August 28, 2016 in Roselle, Ill. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. On November 23, 1925 the daughter of Carl and Persis (Washer) Clark. She spent the early years in Keene, NH. She was the beloved mother of Sharen (Brian), and the late Perry Adams. She was the dearest grandmother of Mark (Marla), Mathew (Kristen), Katherine Hatfield and Megan (Burjor) Mehta, and great grandmother of Brent, Madelyn, Abigail, Sophia, Nolan, Miles, Elise, and Zubin. She was a dear sister to the late Gladys Whiting.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. At Center Cemetery, Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. The Rev. Heather Blais, Pastor of St. James Church will officiate.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. P.O Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Helen F. Barber
August 21, 1921 ~ August 15, 2016
Greenfield, Ma.

Helen F. Barber, 94 of Meridian St. Greenfield, Ma. died Monday (8-15-2016) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center in Greenfield surrounded by her family. She was born August 21, 1921, in East Haverhill, N.H. the daughter of Maurice and Myra (Evans) Flanders. She was a graduate of Wells River High School in 1939. She then graduated from Brightlook Hospital school of Nursing. She was married to Julian Barber in 1948. Mr. Barber predeceased her in 2012. They lived in Northfieid, Ma. from 1950 to 1993 where they operated the Rexall Drug Store. Helen worked for many years at Northfield Mt. Hermon School as a nurse.

She is survived by her son: Steven and his wife Mary Lee of Bozeman, MT. and her daughter Julie Cadran and her husband Michael of Greenfield, Ma. and her granddaughter Kate Barber. She is also survived by her brother J. Richard Flanders, of Alaska. She was predeceased by a daughter Susan Barber in 2004, and her brothers Robert and Roger Flanders, and her sister Audrey Bailey.

A graveside service will be held Friday September 2, 2016 at Pentecost Cemetery, Northfield, MA. at 11:00 A.M.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 147 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Frank “Rocky” J. Rockwell
May 13, 1926 ~ August 12, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Frank “Rocky” J. Rockwell, 90, of Millers Falls Road, Northfield, left this life August 12, 2016 after having resided at the Solder’s Home in Holyoke for the past few years. He was born May 13, 1926 in Millers Falls, the son of the late Frank A. and Mary (Bushey) Rockwell. He attended Turners Falls High School but left before his senior year to enter the Navy. During World War II, he served as a 2nd Class Petty Officer on the USS Gage (APA-168). Although he rarely spoke in detail of his war experience, his children would later discover that his ship was involved for four days in the early invasion of Okinawa. He also participated in the aid and support of troops and civilians in Nagasaki, Japan just nine weeks post atomic bomb.

Following the war, Frank married his wife of 59 years, Theresa (Kenney). He was employed at Lunts Silversmiths for 46 years as a dye cutter and retired in 1991.

A communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Northfield, he served as a church usher for over 40 years. He was a former School Committee member for both the Northfield Elementary and Pioneer Valley Regional School systems from 1964-1972. He was a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Tea Time Dance Club of Agawam and a volunteer at the Greenfield Senior Center. His hobbies included fishing, gardening, woodworking, and ballroom dancing.

Predeceased by his wife, survivors include his sons David (Dianne) Rockwell of Lancaster, MA; Daryl (Cheryl) Rockwell of Colchester, CT; Daniel and his husband Robert of Sunderland, MA; and daughter Dawn Rockwell of Shelburne Falls, MA; 11 grandchildren, (8) great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, and a brother, James Rockwell of Bernardston, MA. Along with his wife Terry, he was predeceased by his son Dean, a daughter, Denise (Pratt), his sisters Shirley Sicard, Guyla Rodovich, and Alice Knatt and a brother Doyle Rockwell.

The family wishes to acknowledge the great staff of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke for making dads final years a memorable, respectful and dignified celebration of his life, especially everyone on 2E and those special staff of the palliative care unit on 3N.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, (8-17-2016) at 10:15 at the Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church Main St. in Northfield Ma at 11: 00 A.M. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Northfield. There will be calling hours from 5:00 – 7:00 on Tuesday (8-11-2016) at the funeral home.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, 110 Cherry St. Holyoke, Ma 01040 or the Alzheimer's Foundation, 322 Eighth Ave. New York , NY 10001.

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Sandra J. Holbrook
January 18, 1947 ~ August 4, 2016
Richmond, N.H.

Sandra J. Holbrook, 69, of Richmond, N.H. passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family and friends. She was born January 18, 1947, the daughter of Richard K. and Dorothy (Bolton) Holbrook in Greenfield, Ma. She graduated in 1965 from Hinsdale (NH) HIgh School and Pierce College for Women in 1967, with a medical associates degree. She was employed for 43 years with National Grange Mutual Insurance in various capacities including, Personnel, Training and Development, and the Legal Department. Sandy retired in 2011. She was and avid equestrian and was involved in Miracles in Motion at its inception, she was of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Horse Council, and a member of the Monadnock Happy Trails. Other involvement's included Richmond Library trustee, Richmond Agricultural Commission, Richmond Historical Society and staff recorder and photographer for the local Richmond Rooster. She also enjoyed outdoors activities including kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and swimming. She was also noted for her outdoor flower gardens, and proud of her landscaping and her photographing.

She is survived by her three siblings: Judy Hurlburt and her husband Alan of Pennsylvania, Donna J. Holbrook of Florida, and Rick Holbrook and his wife Ginny of California. Seven nieces and nephews: Michele Messick of CT, Robin Rosen of PA, Keith Hurlburt of PA. Eric Hurlburt of OH, Christine Holbrook of VT., Eric Holbrook of CO, and Christina Melton of CA. , 15 great nieces and nephews, plus many wonderful friends and neighbors.

A memorial service at the Richmond Methodist Church will be held at a time to be announced.
Donations in her memory may be made to ones favorite charity, or do a random act of kindness.

There are no calling hours.

Kidder Funeral Home 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. is in charge of arrangements.

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Lucille M. (O'Donnell) Stanley
July 27, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Lucille M. (O'Donnell) Stanley, 84, formerly on Northfield, Ma. passed away Wednesday (7-27-2016) at Farren Care Center, Turners Falls, Ma. She was born on August 19, 1931 in South Kingston, R.I. the daughter of Eugene and Ruth (Cornell) O'Donnell.

She is survived by her son William LaFountain and his wife Cathy of Rockville, R.I. and her daughter Cheryl Tefft and her husband Donald of Northfield, Ma. Five granddaughters: Tracy Pion and husband Scott of North Stonington, Ct. Michelle Emond of Charlestown, R.I. D'Ann Winship and her husband Darren of Northfield, Ma. Sandy Scott and her husband Jeff of Columbus, OH and Kelly Gagnon and her husband Steve of Northfield, MA. Ten great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held Monday (8-8-2016) at 11:00 A.M. in St. Michael's Cemetery, Pawcatuck, Ct.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Myra Tucker
December 11, 1924 ~ July 20, 2016
Greenfield, Ma.

Myra Tucker, 91 of Greenfield, Ma. died July 20, 2016 at Buckley Healthcare Center after a period of failing health. She was born December 11, 1924 to Herbert R. and Myra (Froewiss) Tucker in Beverly, Mass. A short while later her family moved to Walpole, NH where she grew up and graduated from Walpole High School. In 1944 during World War II she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Myra served 2 years until the end of the war but she re-enlisted in 1951 during the Korean Conflict. She was Honorably discharged in 1955 with the rank of Staff Sergeant. During the years between her service she lived in New York City, where she was trained as a Medical Technician and X-ray technician.. Following service to her country, she worked at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Bellows Falls, VT. In 1967 she joined the Farren Memorial Hospital in Turners Falls, MA and finished her remaining 30 years at Franklin County Public Hospital in Greenfield, MA. where she supervised the Blood Bank. Myra was very proud of her service to her country and to the Community of Greenfield. She loved to cook, bake, and she shared things all of the time with her friends and neighbors. She was very proud to say the she had friends of all ages, young and old and that is how she stayed young. Myra also loved to read and she loved anything to do with the USMC. Her home was a tribute to the Corp.

She is survived by her niece Cheryl Griffin of Haddon Township, NJ, and her nephew Gordon Kent of Keene, NH whom she helped her parents to raise, and also several cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, and her sister Nancy Decker.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to Myra's favorite charities:

Women Marines Association P.O. Box 377, Oaks, PA 19456-0377 or St. Labres Indian School, 1000 Tongue River Rd. Ashland, MT. 59003, or the charity of ones choice.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Edgar W. Finch
Febuary 4, 1927 ~ July 20, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Edgar W. Finch, 89, of New Plain Rd. Northfield, died Wednesday (7-20-2016) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. He was born in Norwalk, Ct. on Febuary 4, 1927 the son of Horatio and Ruth (Decker) Finch. He was married to the former Beverly Buenger. Mrs. Finch predeceased him in 1995. He worked for over 30 years at the former LInden Hill School in Northfield, from where he retired. He enjoyed attending the Northfield Senior Center.

He is survived by Nephew Michael Davis and his wife Angela of Bernardston, and niece Jacqueline Barber of Gardner, Ma. and several other neices and nephews.

There will be a graveside service on Monday (7-25-2016) at Center Cemetery, Bernardson, Ma. at 1:00 P.M. The Rev. Greg Landers, Pastor of the Northfield Baptist Church will officiate.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Northfield Senior Center, 69 Main St. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma is in charge of arrangements.

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William G. Roberts
October 15, 1936 ~ July 14, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

William G. Roberts, 79 of Mt. Hermon Station Rd. died Thursday morning, (7-14-2016) at Charlene Manor Healthcare Center, Greenfield, Ma. Bill was born in Pawtucket, RI on October 15, 1936 the son of Alfred and Muriel (Goff) Roberts.

He was a graduate of North Kingston High School in 1954. He then attended the University of Rhode Island in the Agricultural Dept. It was there he met his future wife Joyce Wolf. In 1957 he enlisted in the U.S. Army to fulfill his military requirements so he could be a dairy farmer, his life long dream. While on leave, he and Joyce were married on April 6, 1957. She returned with him to fufill his military duties in Georgia and Alabama. He received an early out for agricullture and took a job at Great Brook Farm in Carlisle, MA. In 1959 they bought their own farm in Hinsdale, NH. He sold the Hinsdale Farm in 1962 and purchased Old Yankee Farm in Northfield from where he retired. Bill loved the Town of Northfield and served on many committees. He was a member of the Republican Town Committee, on the Board of Assessors, and chairman of the Elementary School Building Committee. He also served on the Agricultural Committee. Bill's love was the farm and he won many awards for his cows. Again he was on many committees, and was a member of board of directors of the Greenfield Farmers Exchange, a director of the Northampton Auction, a board member of D.H.I.A. and a board member of the Eastern Breeding Board. He loved sports, especially the Patriots, Celtics, and Red Sox. He loved his family, his home, and his dog KAMI.

He is survived by his wife Joyce and daughters: Coralie Mitchell and her husband Donald of West Farilee, VT, and Susan Crate and her husband Shane of Enfield, NH, and grandchildren: Penny Rouse and her husband Adam, Karen Mitchell and Lance Crate. He is also survived by his brother Fred and his wife Joyce of Bernardston, Ma.

Calling hours will be Monday July 18, 2016 from 5-8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. A private graveside will take place Tuesday in West Northfield Cemetery, Northfield, Ma. There will be a celebration of his life on Tuesday July 19, 2016 at 12:30 P.M. at the West Northfield Playground, Rte 142 Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2 Greenfield, Ma. 01301, or the charity of ones choice.

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Margaret Calder
July 9, 2016
Sandy Spring, MD

Margaret O’Keefe (Callaghan) Calder passed away on July 9, 2016 in Sandy Spring, MD. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William D. Calder (1993), by their first child, Billy (1943), by her parents John T. and Flora (Dunnell) Callaghan, by her 7 siblings and by her grandson, Joey (2014). She had four children, James D. Calder (Moni) of San Antonio, TX, Margaret J. Roby (Skip) of Milton, Delaware, Katherine E. Calder of Olney, MD, and Carol A. Freear (Bob) of Alexandria, VA, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was born September 11, 1916 in Northfield, MA and graduated from the Northfield Seminary. She completed nursing school in Boston in 1936, then serving as an OBGYN nurse until 1942 until moving to Washington, D.C. where she worked at Georgetown University Hospital and married William D. Calder. She returned to nursing in the late 1960s and retired with William to Northfield in 1974. She enjoyed gardening, singing, and traveling with the Sweet Adeline’s chorus of Keene, N.H.

There will be calling hours on Saturday (7-16-2016) from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M. At the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. Followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. At St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield, Ma. . Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Donald Peters Oberacker
June 7, 1930 ~ June 29, 2016
Gill, Ma.

Donald Peters Oberacker, 86, of Main Rd. Gill, died Wednesday evening (6-29-2016) at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Boston, Ma. on June 7, 1930, the son of Frederick and Blanche (Peters) Oberacker. He graduated from Utah State University and the University of Maryland. Don was a Marine who served during the Korean War. He taught various science classes at Pioneer Valley Regional High School, Academy Junior High School in Glastonbury, Connecticut and at Greenfield Community College. He enjoyed fly fishing, camping, boating, and spending time in Maine.

He leaves behind his wife Rita (Gibson), daughter Lisa, son, Chad, daughter-in-law Claudette, five grandchildren, Jada, Sean, Dylan, Victoria, and Eileen. He also leaves behind a sister Janice.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
There are no calling hours.

Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway St. Suite 2 Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Carrie J. Gilbert
December 3, 1974 ~ June 20, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Carrie J. Gilbert, 41 of Main St. Northfield, Ma. died at her home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday (6-20-2016). Carrie was born in Waukegan, Ill. on December 3, 1974, the daughter of Darrell and Lois (Schoewalter) Knechtly. She was married on June 29, 1994 in Carroll Co. MD to Guy Gilbert. She was employed for many years at Yankee Candle Co. She enjoyed all the Arts, and had a great fondness for the saying "Life is Good". She enjoyed the Tropics, camping, and tubing on the water.

She is survived by her husband Guy of almost 22 years, and her daughter Zoie Gilbert at home. She is also survived by her parents Darrell Knechtly of Oswego, N.Y. and Lois Krebs of Naples, Fl. and her siblings: David Krebs of Naples, Fl, Loralie Knechtly of Nashville, Tn, and Miah Krebs of Naples, Fl.

Funeral Services will be held Friday June 24, 2016 at the Advent Christian Church, 4554 Ft. Bridgman Rd, Vernon, Vt. at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Donations in her memory may be made to the National Children's Cancer Society, 500 N. Broadway #1850, St. Louis, Mo. 63102.

There are no calling hours.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia "Ginnie" B. Snow
February 24, 1926 ~ June 10, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Virginia "Ginnie" B. Snow, 90 of 88 Main St. Northfield, died Friday evening (6-10-2016) at home with family by her side. She was born in Northfield, Ma. on February 24, 1926, the daughter of Fred and Doris (Doolittle) Bolton. Ginnie was educated in Northfield schools. She was married to Edward Snow Jr. October 4, 1947. Mr. Snow predeceased her in 2005. She worked early in life at the Northfield Inn, and later at the Friendly's Restaurant in Greenfield.

She is survived by her children: Edward "Peter" III and his wife Jane of N. Clarendon, Vt. Douglas and his wife Karen of Winchester, N.H. and Deborah Campbell of Northfield, MA. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Jane Porter of Northfield, Ma. and a brother, Richard Bolton of Arvada, CO. Eight grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

A graveside service in South Parish Cemetery, Winchester, NH will take place at the convenience of the family.

There are no calling hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to either: Northfield EMT Assoc... c/o Mark Fortier, 579 Mt. Hermon Sta. Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360 or Hospice of Franklin Co. 329 Conway St. Suite 2, Greenfield, Ma. 01301.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Laurence T. Newton
September 25, 1923 ~ June 7, 2016
Vernon, Vt.

Laurence T. Newton, 92 of Vernon, died Tuesday morning (6-7-2016) at the Vernon Green Nursing Home. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt. on September 25, 1923 the son of William R. and Clara (Taylor) Newton. Laurence gew up on the family farm on Ames HIll in Brattleboro, was educated in Brattleboro schools, and was a 1941 graduate of Brattleboro High School.

He married the former Emily Chapman on September 6, 1947. They moved to Bernardston, Ma. in 1952 and raised a family on a farm in Bernardston. Emily predeceased him in 1985. He worked early in life at the Book Press in Brattleboro, and then was employed for many years for Eastern A I, retirning in 1985. He owned draft horses for many years and loved giving rides around the farm. In 1986 he married to former Anna Flewelling. They became members of SOWERS and spent many winters in Florida. He enjoyed motorcycling and was an active rider until he was 85 years old. He was a member of the Advent Christian Church in Vernon, Vt. where he enjoyed singing in the church and area nursing homes. He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the recent addition to the church.

He is survived by his wife Anna, and his sons: David and his wife Phyllis of Vernon, Vt. and Mark and his wife Cathy of Shelburne Falls, MA. and a step-son Alfred Goodwin and his wife Carolyn of Northfield, Ma. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Adam, Matthew, and Corey Newton, Kristena Starkey, Jason Jones, Adam Phillips, and Brittany Miller, and step grandchildren: Eric Goodwin, Mary Fallono, and Andrew Goodwin, three great granchildren, and five step great grandchildren. He was precedeased by a daughter Margaret.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday June 12, 2016 at the Advent Christian Church 4554 Ft Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, Vt.

Calling hours will be Friday evening (6-10-2016) from 6 - 8 P.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Advent Christian Church, 4554 Ft. Bridgman Rd. Vernon, Vt. 05354.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Janice E. Grover
October 29, 1935 ~ June 3, 2016
Bernardston, Ma.

Janice E. Grover, 80 of Bernardston, Ma. died peacefully Friday (6-3-2016) at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Ma. Janice was born in Greenfield, Mass. on October 29, 1935 the daughter of George and Barbara (Lamont) Everett. She graduated from Powers Institute in Bernardston, Mass. She worked early in life at Northfield Mt. Hermon School, leaving to raise a family, and later at Historic Deerfield. Janice loved her dog, family, gardening, knitting, and being an active member of the United Church of Bernardston.

Janice was predeceased by her loving husband Gerald B. Grover of Bernardston in 1983.
She is survived by her three daughters Jennifer (Grover) Faison and her husband Paul of Hooksett, NH, Gretchen (Grover) Tudryn and her husband James of Sunderland, MA. and Alissa (Grover) Ulrich and husband David of Lutz, FL. She leaves behind her five grandchildren Austin and Courtney Faison, and Brody, Kameron and Carson Ulrich, as well as her great grandchild Zoe Faison. She is also survived by her sister Lois Holm of Buckland, MA. a brother-in-law, sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held on next Monday (6-13-2016) at the United Church of Bernardston, Church St. Bernardston, MA at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. David Neal, Pastor will officiate. A private burial will be held in Center Cemetery, Bernardston.

Donations in her memory may be made to the United Church of Bernardston, P.O. Box 503, Bernardston, MA. 01337.

There are no calling hours.

Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, Ma. is in charge of arrangements.

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Elizabeth "Betty" E. Barry
March 8, 1936 ~ May 22, 2016
Northfield, Ma.

Elizabeth "Betty" E. Barry, 80 of Capt. Beers Plain Rd. passed away at home, Sunday May 22, 2016. She was born in Greenfield, Ma. on March 8, 1936 the daughter of Robert and Eunice (Edson) Dumbreck. Elizabeth grew up in Northfield and graduated from the Northfield School for Girls in 1954. She worked for New England Telephone Company where she met her husband Roland "Buzz" Barry. They married on May 5, 1956. She later worked for the Greenfield Schools, and ended her working career at Northfield Mt. Hermon School, retiring after 27 years of service. She loved being with her family and friends. Entertaining and cooking was her joy. She also enjoyed gardening and her pets as well. If you did not have a place to go for a holiday meal, she would make sure you sat down at her table, and she would just smile as she looked around the table.

Betty is survived by her two sons: Francis Barry and his wife Marylou of Keene, NH. and Thomas Barry and his wife Coleen of Belchertown, MA. and her daughter: Kathleen Laraway and her husband Edward of Northfiefld, MA. She is also survived by her grandchildren Katie Gardner of England, Jaime Barry of Keene, NH Jennifer OllariBarry of Belchertown, MA and Rachel Laraway of Northfield, MA, and her great grandchildren: Andrew Gardner and David Silva Jr. She is also survived by her sister Beverly Nadler and her husband Ronald of West Hartford, CT. and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Roland "Buzz" and her parents Eunice and Robert Dumbreck.

Funeral services will be Wednesday (5-25-2016) at 10:15 A.M. from the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave, Northfield, MA. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Main St. Northfield at 11:00 A.M. The Rev. Thomas Lisowski, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Northfield.

Calling hours will be Tuesday evening (5-24-2016) from 5-7 P.M at the funeral home.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Northfield EMT Assoc., c/o Mark Fortier, 579 Mt. Hermon Station Rd. Northfield, Ma. 01360.

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Irene R. Abbott
Barbara S. Manning
November 24, 1924 ~ October 15, 2015
Vernon, Vt..

Barbara S. Manning, 90, of Vernon, died Thursday evening (10-15-2015) at the Vernon Green Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Carlisle, Mass. on November 24, 1924 the daughter of Alfred and Alice (Evans) Stebbins. Barbara was educated in Cabot, Vt. schools. She married Merrill Manning on New Year's Eve 1948, and shortly after moved to the Franklin County area. Mr. Manning predeceased her in 2012. Her early years were spent raising a family, then she worked at the Advent Christian Home in Vernon, Vt. as a cook, retiring in the 1980's. She moved to Vernon Birches in Vernon in 1999. She was a longtime and early member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Greenfield and later a member of the North Leverett Baptist Church. She enjoyed cooking especially cake making and decorating.

She is survived by her children: Mark and his wife Patt of Greenfield, MA. John and his companion Liz Johnson of Hillsborough, NH., Margo Wilkinson and her husband Terry of Laveta, CO. and Leta Johnson and her husband Mark of Montague, MA. She is also survived by a sister: Mary Lou Potter and her husband Roy of East Montpelier, VT. Eight grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Tuesday (10-20-2015) at 11:00 A.M. at the Kidder Funeral Home, 1 Parker Ave. Northfield, MA. The Rev. Bruce Burks, Pastor of the Vernon Advent Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be a later date in East Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, VT.

There will be a calling hour on Tuesday morning from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Vernon Advent Christian Homes, 61 Greenway Dr. Vernon, Vt. 05354.

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