• Helen Thompson
    January 16,2014

    Helen Thompson

    NORTHFIELD — Helen Thompson, 76, of Expansion Lane, passed away Dec. 19, 2013, at the Rowan Court Nursing Home after a long illness.

    Helen was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Northfield, the daughter of the late Walter and Jessie “Maude” (Sayers) Sears; she was one of six children.

    Helen was married to the love of her life, Ray Thompson. Years later they divorced, but the Lord brought them back together in the summer of 2000. Helen moved to Florida to live with Ray; tragically, Ray was killed in an automobile accident in 2010. After Ray’s death, Helen returned to Vermont to be with her family.

    Helen loved to play bingo, watch car races, attend flea markets, help others, listen to Elvis music and spend time with her family. Helen was proud of her role in starting a food drive to help those affected by Hurricane Irene.

    Survivors include her son Robert Thompson and his wife, Anna, of Northfield; two daughters, Rena Thompson, of Barre, and Audrey Thompson, of Phoenix; a grandson, Douglas Fields, and his wife, Julie, of Northfield; great-grandson Matt Lozell, of Waterbury; a sister, Nada Kelley, and her husband, Bob, of Berlin; brother Kenneth Sears and his wife, Sue, of Northfield; and many nieces and nephews.

    In addition to her husband, Ray, she was predeceased by her son Guy Thompson; two sisters, Lucy Hovey and Margaret Thurber; and two brothers, Norman Sears and Howard Sears.

    There are no calling hours. A memorial service celebrating her life will be conducted Friday, Jan. 31, at 2 p.m. at Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave. in Northfield.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Community Emergency Relief Volunteers (CERV), P.O. Box 41, Northfield Falls, VT 05664.

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