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Anna B "Ann" Eaton SOUTH ROYALTON — Anna B. “Ann” Eaton, 93, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at her home in South Royalton. She was born June 24, 1925, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth (Carter) Beaulac. She grew up in Randolph, where she helped her father hay and deliver milk for Beaulac’s Dairy. In 1943, she graduated from Randolph High School and later attended the University of Vermont, graduating in 1950. While attending UVM, she met Clifford Eaton of South Royalton while playing in the UVM band, and they were married on June 18, 1949. Following college, they made their home in South Royalton before moving back to Burlington in 1963. A few years later, they returned to South Royalton to make their home and raise their family. Ann was very busy raising their children and helping her husband, Cliff, in whatever job that needed doing. She considered herself a “go-fer” who would deliver materials to construction sites or parts for heavy equipment, a cook at Eaton’s Sugarhouse in Royalton, and sold Vermont cheese and maple products at trade shows in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Long Island, New York. She was also a substitute teacher in South Royalton, Burlington, Williston and Colchester. She was past president of the South Royalton Women’s Club, an active board member of the South Royalton Senior Center and past Cub Scout den leader. She continued her involvement with music and enjoyed playing the drums in the South Royalton Town Band. She participated and organized many church women’s activities, such as the annual church smorgasbord and suppers. Ann was a South Royalton High School sports enthusiast and never missed any of her children’s games. She enjoyed spending time at their camp on Lake Winnipesaukee with family and friends, camping at Ocean Park, Maine, and traveling cross-country to Alaska. For many winters, Ann and Cliff spent their winter months camping in Florida but would leave by early spring to start their maple sugaring season in Vermont. They also enjoyed many years of dancing to the Keynotes. Ann will be missed by so many for her kindness and happy nature. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Clifford Eaton, of South Royalton; three sons Jim Eaton and wife Maggie, of East Montpelier, Kevin Eaton and wife Jeanine, of East Corinth, and Brian Eaton and wife Lydia, of Moultonborough, New Hampshire; a daughter, Patty Steffen and husband Mark, of South Royalton; seven grandchildren Brendan and Sarah Eaton, Michael and Melissa Eaton, Mia and husband Ryan Paronto, Eleanor and Elizabeth Eaton; and sister-in-law Katrina Eaton Sleeper and husband Bill. She was predeceased by an infant son. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT Route 110, Chelsea. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of South Royalton, On the Green, South Royalton. The spring burial will be held at a later date in the Havens Cemetery in South Royalton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT/NH, P.O. Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302. A private message of sympathy for family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, is in charge of the arrangements.

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