Aileen Theresa Segale, 86 years old, of Rutland, died peacefully on June 2, 2014, in the Alzheimer's care unit at Rutland Healthcare and Rehab where she had been a resident for ten years.
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Aileen was born February 28, 1928, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, in the nearest hospital to her childhood home of Island Pond, Vermont, the second of two daughters of Daniel J. and Ruth (Steady) O'Dowd. She graduated from Island Pond's Saint Mary High School in 1945 and received her B.S. in 1949 from Trinity (then an all women Catholic) College in Burlington, Vermont.
She taught high school in Milton, Vermont and then worked in an insurance office in Burlington. On April 25, 1953, she married John J. Segale (1922-94) of Rutland, Vermont, and became a homemaker. In the late 1970s, she returned to work, briefly in retail and then as a family liaison with the American Red Cross in Rutland until she retired in 1993.
From the first day Ted Williams put on his uniform, Aileen was an avid Red Sox fan and was able to enjoy their long awaited World Series Championship in 2004.
She is survived by her son, Victor J. Segale, Esq., and his wife, Joyce, of Rutland; her daughter, Cynthia R. Segale and her husband, Anthony J. Hersh, of Bangor, Maine; and her son, John D. Segale, his wife, Julia, and granddaughter Jennifer Victoria, of Quincy, Massachusetts, and many relatives. She was predeceased by her husband, her parents and her only sister, Carmel Henry of Morrisville, Vermont.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on June 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. There will be a reception in the church parish hall following the service.
Burial will take place on June 30, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph, Vermont next to her beloved husband, John.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Aileen's memory may be made to the
of Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495, or any similar organization of your choice.
Arrangements are under the care of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Clifford Funeral Home
2 Washington St Rutland, VT 05701
Published in Rutland Herald on June 5, 2014