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Kathryn J. Hallock NORTH DUXBURY — Kathryn Joan (Beaton) Hallock, 87, passed away peacefully at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Monday evening, April 8, 2019. She was born in New York City on June 26, 1931, when her father, John Beaton, was a stone polisher working on the Empire State Building. As an infant, she moved to North Duxbury and later attended the one-room schoolhouse next to the house she grew up in. She attended Waterbury High School and the Sheldon Beauty Academy in Burlington where she was delighted to win the 1st place trophy in a hairstyling contest and to become a licensed cosmetologist in 1948. She later went on to earn her GED. As a teenager, she worked as a waitress at the Waterbury Inn and as an aide in the Women’s Unit at the Vermont State Hospital where she met her husband, Grant C. Hallock (dec. 1984). They were wed in 1948 and had two sons Gregory and Guy. Later, she was employed at Grant’s Dept. Store on the Barre-Montpelier Road as a salesperson, the Joyal Vocational School at VSH where she taught GED classes, and then worked for the Vermont Dept. of Motor Vehicles as a registration clerk, retiring in 1996. Kathryn was also predeceased by her parents John and Myra (Morse) Beaton; three sisters Mariana Towne, Stella Kennedy and Myra Dow; her brother, Robert Beaton; her daughter-in-law, Carol Anne Harkins-Hallock; and a stepson, Bruce Hallock. She is survived by her two sons Guy Hallock, of North Duxbury, Gregory Hallock and wife Dena, their children Jason Hallock and Sarah Hallock Sun and husband Michael and their son, Robert; nieces, nephews and their families; and two stepdaughters Joanne Ather and Joyce Hallock. Kathryn was a wonderful, loving mother and was always present to support family members and friends. She will be greatly missed by the many who loved and cherished her. The family sincerely appreciates the staff at CVMC for their great care of Kathryn. Also, a heartfelt “thank you” to the staff at Berlin Health and Rehab for their wonderful dedication to keeping her comfortable and free from stress during her passing. Graveside services will be held privately in Graves Cemetery, Duxbury. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Waterbury Food Shelf, 57 South Main St.#3, Waterbury, VT 05676. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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