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Irene Pomfrey

1922 - 2015 VERNON Irene Anita (Howe) Pomfrey, 92, formerly of Route 121 in Grafton, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, 2015 at Vernon Green Nursing. Irene was born in Brookline, VT on Apr. 8, 1922, the daughter of Hermon A. and Della C. (Landfear) Howe. She was raised and educated in Brookline and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of 1940. She worked at the Grafton Village Cheese Company as a bookkeeper for 10 years and was an auditor for the town of Grafton for seven years. Irene was a lifetime Deacon of the Grafton Church and lifetime member of the Grafton Historical Society. She was also a member of the Mt. Lebanon Order of the Eastern Star, Lodge #89. Of her leisure time activities, she enjoyed participating in church activities, sewing and knitting. Prior to moving to Grafton, she lived in Newfane, Springfield, Brattleboro, Saxtons River, and Painesville, Ohio. She served as a Brownie Scout Leader while residing in Ohio and Saxtons River. On Jan. 1, 1942, in Newfane, she was married to Norman Pomfrey. Her husband of 36 years predeceased her on July 15, 1978. She leaves behind her son, Richard and his wife, Nancy in Hinsdale, NH and her son, Paul in Brookline, VT; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter, Pamela Gibbs, who went to be with the Lord in February of 2014; two sisters, Minnie Marsh and Olive Bush; and one brother, Henry Howe. Burial will take place in the family lot at Oakwood Cemetery in Townshend in the springtime. Memorial contributions in Irene's name may be made to the Grafton Historical Society, PO Box 202, Grafton, VT 05146. To sign an online register book with messages of e-condolence to the family please visit : www.atamaniuk.com



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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Jan. 23, 2015
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