Mary RossDecember 31,2012
PLAINFIELD — Mary Ross, 82, died in the early evening of December 26th, 2012, at the Woodridge Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since June of 2012.
Mary was born on October 15th, 1930, in Walden, Vermont, to Theodore L. Timmons and Leora M. (Durgan) Timmons. She was a graduate of Plainfield High School, class of 1949.
She married her sweetheart, Russell Morrison Ross, on September 18th, 1950, in the Town of Plainfield, having celebrated 58 years of marriage until Russell’s death in 2009.
In Mary’s early years, she worked as a waitress in various locations in Central Vermont, the Barre Country Club being her last. She was also employed for many years thereafter at the Sprague Electric Co. in Barre, Vermont. Although she worked many years outside the home, her home was where she took great pride.
In early years, she helped Russell in their large vegetable garden, preparing and canning good food and helped to pass that on to her six daughters. She was especially noted for her delicious pickles and chocolate doughnuts.
Mary was a “True Friend” to all she met, never a bad word to be said of anyone; she spent many hours listening to friends and colleagues — a kind soul that could always find the “good” in people she knew.
In earlier years, Mary and Russell were very involved in the Scottish Clan Ross Organization, where they traveled extensively throughout New England to the various games. During this time, she made many lasting friendships and many memories.
As a young child, Mary was an avid reader and continued to do so until her death. She left behind a wonderful library of books that she was quite proud to say, “I have read them all.” She was especially interested in cookbooks and cooking shows and could be found at any time reading a recipe or watching a show about food.
Mary is survived by her six daughters, Betsy Ross and her husband Reggie Griggs of Barre, Leora Ross of West Lebanon, N.H., Nancy Parks and her husband Steve of Danbury, N.H., Andrea Carbonneau and her husband Randy of Plainfield, Vt., Susan Lawson and her husband Randy of Shalimar, Florida, and Lori Ross of Swenson Falls City, Texas. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as a stepbrother, Jim Dumont and his wife Pat of New Hampshire.
Her husband, Russell Ross, and a sister, Rachael Roberts, predeceased her.
A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Graniteville, with calling hours on Wednesday, January 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks any donations to be made to The ALS Association, Northern New England, 10 Ferry St., Suite 309, Concord, NH 03220.
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