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Elsie E. (O'Donnell) Cilley WEST TOPSHAM — Elsie E. (O'Donnell) Cilley, of West Topsham, Vermont, died Jan. 2, 2019, at the age of 87. Born in Vershire, Vermont, Sept. 4, 1931, she was the daughter of Hugh B. and Claudia (Button) O'Donnell. She married Charles T. Cilley, of West Topsham, Vermont, on Dec. 24, 1949. They lived several years in Corinth, Vermont, before moving to the family farm in West Topsham, Vermont. Together, they enjoyed gardening, square and contra dancing, and were well-known locally as sugarmakers. Survivors include her children Sylvet Cilley and husband Yves, of Quebec, Neil Cilley and partner Sheila, Deborah MacRitchie and husband Butch, and daughter-in-law Lesley Dinesen, all of West Topsham, Vermont; brothers Leo O'Donnell and James O'Donnell; sister Gloria Huston; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles (1991); and son Wendell (2008). Contributions in her memory may be made to the New Hope United Methodist Church, in care of Rev. Candace Ricker, P.O. Box 33, West Topsham, VT 05086. At Elsie’s request, there will be no public calling hours or funeral service. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea, Vermont, is in charge of arrangements.

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