• Grace M. George
    February 01,2013

    Grace M. George

    Grace M. George

    SOUTH BARRE — Grace Mae “Gracie” George, 83, of Cedar Place Apartments on Route 14, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at her home.

    Born Nov. 10, 1929, in Milton, she was the daughter of George J. and Madge (Pierce) Brown. She had attended Milton High School. In 1972, she received her GED from Spaulding High School.

    She was first married to Bernard Elmer, and they later divorced. In 1973, she married Philip George, and they always resided in Barre City. He died March 17, 1998, at their home.

    Gracie had worked as a waitress at the former Venetian Restaurant in Barre and later for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice.

    She enjoyed bowling at the Twin City Lanes and was longtime president of the mixed bowling league and liked to take part in activities at the Senior Citizens Center and playing bingo. The annual family summer outing at North Hero on Lake Champlain was her favorite time.

    Her memberships include St. Monica Parish, Brown Johnson VFW Post Auxiliary in Montpelier, The Ladies of the Canadian Club, the Women’s International Bowling Congress and the Barre Area Senior Citizens Center.

    Survivors include her two daughters, Sharon Burke, of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Rebecca Lamay, of Ocean Springs, Miss., and three sons, Bernard Elmer Jr. and his wife, Kitty, of Glencoe, Mo., Stephen Elmer and his wife, Carey, of Charlotte, and Brian Elmer, of Greenville, S.C., as well as 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

    Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her two sisters, Doris and Pearl, and two brothers, Herman and Clyde.

    Her service of remembrance will be held Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.

    There are no calling hours. Later interment will be made in the Village Cemetery in Williamstown.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

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