Jessie Allbee

Jessie N. Allbee

1916-2013 BROOKLINE Jessie Naomi Allbee, 97, of Hill Road in Brookline died peacefully late Wednesday night December 4, 2013 at Valley Cares Assisted Living in Townshend. Mrs. Allbee was born in Brattleboro on July 16, 1916, the daughter of Jesse and Ermina (Dunton) Woodbury. She was raised and educated in Brattleboro and had attended Brattleboro High School. She went on to attend nursing school in Fitchburg, Mass. later working at Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg. She had been employed at Grace Cottage Hospital for ten years where she headed up the laundry department and later worked as a library aide at Leland & Gray Union High School. Mrs. Allbee had been a longtime resident of the area and also resided in Boston, Mass. and Fitchburg, Mass. for several years. Jessie and her husband, Harlon, maintained a home for 51 years that was always welcoming to family and friends alike. Their home was the center for many family reuions and gatherings which usually included their extended family and many friends. They were both very involved in their community

She was a longtime member of the Rebekah Lodge in Newfane.

Of her leisure time activities she enjoyed sewing, working in her flower garden and was an avid reader. She also loved to travel, especially to the coast of Maine and had fond memories of her trips to England, Ireland and Italy.

On August 28, 1937 in Newfane she was married to Harlon Allbee. Her faithful and devoted husband of 51 years predeceased her on October 20, 1988.

Survivors include three sons, David Allbee and wife Jean of Brookline, Roger Allbee and wife Ann of Townshend and Ronald Allbee and wife Susan of Sarasota, Fla.; and one daughter, Carolyn Allbee of Brattleboro.

Additionally she leaves 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Helen Kilman, Faith Smith and Ruth Wernicki and a great granddaughter, Michelle Kathleen Jones.

A memorial service in celebration of her life will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Newfane Congregational Church with Rev. Robert Hamm, pastor officiating. A reception in the church's fellowship hall will follow. Burial will precede the services at 12:30 p.m. in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery in Brookline where she will be laid to rest beside her husband.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Allbee's name may be made to Valley Cares Assisted Living, 461 Grafton Road, Townshend, VT 05353, attn.: Suzanna Shapiro.

Mrs. Allbee's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Valley Cares for their kind and compassionate care, to Dr. Robert backus, and to Bayada Hospice.

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Arrangements are under the care of the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME.


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Atamaniuk Funeral Home
40 Terrace Street Brattleboro, VT 05301

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Dec. 7, 2013