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Mrs. Patricia L. Ballou died peacefully at home on October 23, 2017 in Brookline, VT, at the age of 91 of complications of a stroke.

Pat is survived by her children, Donna B. Schafer of Venice, FL, Laurence H. Ballou, Jr. MD of Georgetown, SC, Glenn S. Ballou of Bath, ME, Gregory S. Ballou of Buxton, ME and 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; sister, Shirley Hendrick of Newfane. She is preceded in death by husband Laurence H. Ballou, MD, of Brookline and brothers Richard Buckingham of Lutz, FL and Ralph Buckingham of California.

Pat was born on December 28, 1925 in Grand Forks, ND to Donna Wager Buckingham and Harold Buckingham. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1947 with a Liberal Arts Degree. In 1947, shortly after graduating from UVM she married Laurence Ballou. Upon Larry's graduation from UVM Medical School they lived in Bethel, VT until moving to Akron, OH where they lived until Larry's retirement. In 1982 they retired in Brookline.

Pat was an active volunteer in the Brookline area. She was a member of the Lady's Benevolent Society, which worked on raising money for the restoration of the Brookline Church, now known as the Brookline Meeting House. She also actively volunteered at the Grace Cottage Foundation in support of the Grace Cottage Hospital. She was a member of the Sew Whats. She was a generous and dedicated individual. She was a life long learner who loved art, quilting, meditation and reading and who challenged herself to continually learn about life and art, in particular, pastels.

SERVICES: A memorial service is scheduled for 2pm Friday, November 3 at the Brookline Meeting House, Grassy Brook Rd, Brookline VT. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Pat's life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Town of Brookline Meeting House, PO Box 403, Brookline, VT 05345 or Grace Cottage Hospital, PO Box 1, Townshend, VT 05353.

The family would like to thank Grace Cottage Hospital and Bayada Hospice staff for their wonderful care and dedication.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 31, 2017
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