Florence E. Clough
1925-2013 RUTLAND, VT. Florence E. Clough, 87, died Sept. 16, 2013 at Mountain View Genesis Center. She was born in North Adams, MA., Sept. 23, 1925, daughter of William C. and Rosella (Smith) Southgate. Florence was a 1943 graduate of Drury High School in North Adams, Mass. She was employed by Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams, Mass. for 35 years as a purchasing agent, retiring in 1979. Florence was a member of Stamford Volunteer Fire Dept. Aux., Vermont State Fire Fighters Aux. where she was state president from 1965 to 1968. She enjoyed bowling and golf. Surviving are her husband, Arnold R. Clough Sr. and his wife, Julie of Rutland; two step sons, Arnold R. Clough Jr. of Rutland and Richard Clough of Maryland; several step grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings, Howard, William and Arthur Southgate, Rosellen Shea, Annamae Kendrick, Ada Gates, Grace George and Bertha Lewis. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Millard Cemetery in Stamford. There are no calling hours or services planned at this time. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Stamford Volunteer Fire Dept., 142 Stebbins Lane, Stamford, Vt. 05352. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 18, 2013