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Lucy Sage Faufaw

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WILMINGTON -- Lucy Sage Faufaw, 91, formerly of Country Club Road in Wilmington, died peacefully Sunday morning Nov. 25, 2007, at the Centers For Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, surrounded by her family after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Lucy was born in Dover on Dec. 23, 1915, the daughter of Clarence and Lettie (Robbins) Sage. Her family moved to Wilmington where she received her elementary education at the Dix one-room schoolhouse and graduated from Wilmington High School, class of 1935.

She resided most of her life in Wilmington and more recently at the Watson House in North Bennington. She married Donald Faufaw in Wilmington on Nov. 28, 1942.

Lucy worked for the former New England Box Co. in Wilmington. She also worked for various restaurants and ski lodges in Wilmington and Dover and many years at the Haystack Ski Lodge and Long Jim Inn.

She is a 50-year member of the Jehovah Witness, a member of the Wilmington Congregation-Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness and was a former member of the Victory Grange in Wilmington. Lucy enjoyed riding, walking, music, writing poetry and reading her bible, especially talking with people about Jehovah God’s Kingdom. Lucy also loved her home and cherished times spent with her family.

She is survived by a son, Kenneth C. Faufaw and his wife, Diane, of Grand Isle; her daughter Jane E. Bruneau and her husband, George, of Shaftsbury; her daughter-in-law, Cheryl Faufaw of Shelburne Falls, Mass.; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald A. Faufaw Sr., who died Feb. 5, 1988; her son Donald A. Faufaw Jr., who died April, 26, 2007; three brothers: Earl and Raymond Parsons and Clarence Sage, and four sisters, Alice and Berthie Sage, Edith Parsons and Dorothy Green.

Funeral services for Lucy will be held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 1, 2007, at 1 p.m. at the Wilmington Congregation-Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness Route 100 South.

Interment will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial gifts in Lucy’s memory may be made to the Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad or the Deerfield Valley Health Center, c/o Covey & Allen Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. For directions or to send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey & Allen Funeral Home 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, Vermont.
Published in Bennington Banner from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2007
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