• Katherine M. Putney
    January 07,2013

    Katherine M. Putney

    WEBSTERVILLE — Katherine May “Kay” Putney, 90, of Violette Street, died Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her family was at her bedside.

    Born on May 4, 1922, in Barre, she was the daughter of Frank and Georgiana (Bressette) Scott. She attended school in Websterville and St. Michael’s High School in Montpelier.

    On February 24, 1947, Kay married Harold Murley Putney in Montpelier. Following their marriage, they lived in Graniteville for three years before moving to Websterville. He died on June 17, 2004, after 57 years of marriage.

    In earlier years, Kay worked for the Pioneer Parachute Co. in Manchester, Conn. Later, she worked at the Mica Plant and at the Sprague Electric Co. in Barre.

    As a homemaker, her family and home were most important to her. She enjoyed cooking, canning, working in her vegetable and flower gardens, and picking blackberries and raspberries. She also took pleasure in a little fishing and taking care of her grandchildren when needed.

    Survivors include her four sons, twins, Roland Murley Putney and his wife Linda of Websterville and Ronald Scott Putney and his wife Donna of East Barre, Harold Murley Putney Jr. and his companion Pam Bressette of South Barre and Paul Edward Putney and his wife Lynn of Barre; her stepdaughter, Gail Putney of Lake Elmore; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Lyndol Hutchinson of Plainfield; a sister-in-law, Winifred Martin of Lebanon, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews.

    Besides her husband and parents, she was predeceased by five sisters, Sadie Scott Murphy, Dorothy Scott Hammond, Marion Brothers, Edna Hutchinson, Margaret Landry; and two brothers, Verian Scott and Woodrow Scott.

    Her funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at 8 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will be in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault in Barre.

    In the spring, a memorial funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville, followed by a committal service and interment in the Wilson Cemetery in Websterville.

    Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1460, 121 Connor Way Suite 240, Williston, VT 05495; or to the American Diabetes Association, 1 Kennedy Drive, #L8, South Burlington, VT 05403.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of arrangements.

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