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Anna "Peggy" Plourde

1931 - 2016 OAKDALE Anna Margaret "Peggy" Plourde, 85, of Oakdale, died peacefully surrounded by her family on January 23, 2016, at the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. Peggy was born in Northfield, VT on January 20, 1931, the daughter of Merton E. Ashton and Anna Donahue Ashton. She graduated from Northfield High School in Northfield, VT and went on to graduate from the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing at the Bishop Degosbriand Hospital. She married Leo "Pete" Plourde in 1952. She had been employed as a Registered Nurse at the Bishop Degosbriand Hospital in Burlington, VT, Putnam Memorial Hospital in Bennington, VT, St Bernard's & Montville High Schools, and retired from the Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in New London. Peggy was a past member of the Stella Maris Chapter of the Norwich Diocesan Council of Catholic Nurses. She was a past member of the Our Lady of the Lakes church choir. She was also an associate member of the Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing Alumni Association. Her favorite pastimes were watching football and basketball games; her favorite team was the UConn Women's basketball team. She traveled all over the US and Canada to watch her husband compete with his Black Labradors in AKC & CKC sanctioned field trials. She also followed her three granddaughters' snowboarding competitions over the years including Jamie Anderson. She was one of her biggest fans and was so proud of her winning the first ever Olympic gold medal in snow-boarding slopestyle in Sochi, Russia. Peggy is survived by Pete, her husband of 63 years, daughters, Ann Plourde Jennings and her husband, David of Northfield, VT, Lauren Anderson of Hartland, VT, and a son, Peter Plourde and his wife, Lynn of Uncasville, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Merton Ashton. FUNERAL NOTICE: Calling hours will be from 5 ot 8p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016, at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons Funeral Home, 12 Ocean Ave., New London. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Saturday, February 6th, in Our Lady of the Lakes Church in Oakdale. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the . Please visit : www.neilanfuneralhome.com to leave a condolence message for the family.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 2, 2016
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