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Rita Capen

1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Rita M. Capen

1927 - 2016 Brattleboro - Rita Marie Capen, 89, formerly of Vernon and Brattleboro, passed away Sunday afternoon, October 23, 2016 at Thompson House Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Mrs. Capen was born in Jamaica, Vermont on March 7, 1927 the daughter of Lyman and Addie (Brown) Glazier. She was raised and educated in Halifax where she attended public schools later attending nursing college in Boston where she received her LPN. She had been employed for many years at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital and also had worked at the Holton Home on Western Avenue. Prior to moving to Vernon she had been a longtime resident of Brattleboro. Mrs. Capen was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed dancing, knitting, camping and time shared with her family. She was married to Raymond Capen who predeceased her on May 29, 2016. Survivors include one son, Stuart Wheelden and his wife Bernita of Hinsdale, two daughters, JoAnne Plankser and husband Richard of Hinsdale and Carol Moore and her husband Edward of Putney, two half-sisters, Janet Bolden and Katherine Smith both of New York State, eight grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her twin-sister and best friend, Rena Brissette. SERVICES: A family graveside committal service will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 A.M. in West Brattleboro Cemetery on Mather Road. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Capen's name may be made to the Thompson House Nursing Home, 80 Maple Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. To sign an online register book or send messages of e-condolence to the family please visit www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 25, 2016
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