Velma A. DefrainJuly 28,2012
Velma A. Defrain
EAST MONTPELIER — Velma Ann Defrain, 83, of the Horn of the Moon Road, died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, with her family at her side.
She was born in Montpelier on March 17, 1929, the daughter of Guy and Ethel (Parsons) Hale. She attended the Horn of the Moon School House in East Montpelier.
On Feb. 22, 1955, she married Raymond Defrain in Bethel, Vt. Mr. Defrain predeceased her on Feb. 8, 1968.
Velma was a stay-at-home mom and took pride in raising her children. She was passionate about gardening, both vegetables and flowers. She loved to read books and enjoyed trying newly discovered recipes from her many cookbooks.
Survivors include her daughter Susan Tillotson and her husband, Doug, of Williamstown, and their children, Kevin and Kimberly; daughter Renee Poor and her husband, Alvin, of Williamstown, and their children, Michelle and Kristy; son David Defrain, of East Montpelier; and son Randy Defrain and his wife, Loretta, of East Montpelier, and their son, Kyle; great-grandchildren, Sean, Nicky, Riley, Katie, Leland and Harrison; sisters, Hester Manning and her husband, Francis, of East Montpelier, Dorothy Ciampi, of Montpelier, and Glenna Hale, of East Montpelier; brothers Charles Hale and his wife, Grace, of Arizona, and Arthur Hale, of East Montpelier; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Reginald Laundry, Calvin Hale and Nathan Hale.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 30, 2012, in North Branch Cemetery, Middlesex.
Memorial contributions may be made to East Montpelier Fire and Rescue Department, PO Box 146, East Montpelier, VT 05651, or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at http://www.guareandsons.com.
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