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Elizabeth Jane Sprague Huckins

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ARLINGTON -- Elizabeth Huckins, 86, a resident of Arlington, died peacefully in her sleep at her Sunderland Hill Road residence on Friday, Dec. 30, 2004. She was born in Dublin, N.H., Nov. 12, 1918, the daughter of Leroy and Jane (Duplissie) Sprague. She graduated from the Austine School for the Deaf, where she met and later married her husband Howard Huckins on Feb. 15, 1957. Mr. Huckins died in 1993.

She worked as a seamstress in N.H. for many years, designing and making dresses. She spent many years in Brattleboro and also some time in Barre and Burlington. She was a member of the Austine School Alumni and the Tripod.

Elizabeth enjoyed the home life and walks to the post office, but most of all she loved the times she spent with her family. She liked to play bingo and cards and had a great sense of humor. Her family and friends will miss her deeply.

Mrs. Huckins is survived by her three sons, Howard G. Huckins of Williamstown, Wilfred Huckins of Barbersville, Fla., and Linwood Huckins of East Arlington; her daughter, Rosemary Bradbury of East Arlington; eight grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

The funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at 1 p.m. at Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Homes Arlington Chapel. A graveside service of committal followed in Saint Columbans Cemetery in Arlington. Father George Dupuis, pastor of Saint Margaret Mary’s in Arlington, officiated. The wake service was at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mike Benoit, pastor of the Cornerstone Church in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., officiating. For those who wish, memorial gifts may be made to either the Arlington Fire Dept of Arlington Rescue Squad C/O Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send the Huckins family e-mail condolences, please consult www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 4, 2005
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