• Goldie B. Hedges
    June 07,2014

    Goldie B. Hedges

    NORTHFIELD — Goldie B. Hedges, 93, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. She was born in Northfield on March 25, 1921, the daughter of Carlisle and Eva Mae (Wiley) Willey. She attended Northfield schools.

    She married Charles R. Hedges in Hinesburg in 1946. He predeceased her on June 23, 1986.

    She had worked for Gilpin’s Restaurant, Nantanna Woolen Mill for 30 years and for Paul Dutton as a caretaker, all of Northfield.

    She was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield, Northfield Senior Center and lifetime member of Sorrell Maynard American Legion Post Women’s Auxiliary. She was a frequent volunteer at the senior center and was active with the Meals on Wheels program. She loved playing various games, bingo, dice game, board games to name a few; she also was quite skilled at many crafts. She especially loved spending time with her large family. Goldie had an incredible quick wit and sense of humor, cherished by all who knew her.

    Survivors include her six children, Robert Hedges and wife Rosanne, of Hinesburg, Barbara Hedges, of Northfield, Peggy Bartlett and husband Clyde, of Alburgh, Sandra Abascal and husband Michael, of Northfield, Gladys Bean and husband John, of Northfield, Gloria Lyford, of St. Albans; her sister Elsie West, of Northfield; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and close buddy Elvis, “the bird.”

    In addition to her husband, Charles, she is predeceased by siblings Cullen Willey, Doris West, Inez Willey; granddaughter Lisa Shepard; great-granddaughter Brooke Trombley; and son-in-law Mickey Lyford.

    There are no calling hours. A private graveside service is planned. A gathering for family and friends to celebrate her life will be held Friday, June 20, at noon at the American Legion Post on Depot Square in Northfield. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Mayo Activity Fund, 610 Water St., or Northfield Senior Center, 168 Wall St., both of Northfield, VT 05663. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.

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