Phyllis Alston HARDWICK — Phyllis Alston, a longtime resident of Hardwick, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin, Vermont, at the age of 95, after seven-plus years of Alzheimer's. She was born on Feb. 8, 1924, in North Greensboro, the daughter of the late Harry and Delia (Ducharme) Badger. Phyllis grew up in North Greensboro and attended schools in Greensboro. Phyllis married Donald Alston and they raised three children on their dairy farm on Bridgman Hill Road, Hardwick. Phyllis is survived by two of her children, Kathleen Alston Zdeb and husband Theodore of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and Phil Alston and wife Nancy of Williamstown. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren, Nicole Zdeb, Christine Zdeb and husband Jakop, David Zdeb and Michael Zdeb, Heather Alston Lucas, Jennifer Alston Flood and husband Thad, Garrett Alston and wife Christina, Lyle Alston and wife Becky, John Alston and wife Abby; and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by Donald Alston; her daughter, Iris Alston; and her brother, Derward Badger. Phyllis' family would like to thank all of the caring staff at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful care. In honor of her wishes, there were no calling hours or funeral service. There will be an interment service in Sanborn Cemetery in East Hardwick, with date and time to be determined. Arrangements are in the care of desGroseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church St., Hardwick. Condolences may be conveyed to the family online at

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