Lillian Frost

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Lillian M. Frost 1919 - 2011 BRATTLEBORO, VT It is with great sadness that the family of Lillian Marie (Owsiak) Frost, wife of Ernest Frost, announces her passing after a brief illness, Nov. 25, 2011, at the age of 91. Lillian, lovingly referred to as "Mammy", was the first born of eleven children to Albert and Minnie (Gadway) Bobee on December 9, 1919 in Mooers Forks, NY. In 1940, she married the late John J. Owsiak, Sr. to whom she was married for 58 years. They made their home in Brattleboro and were blessed with their only child, John J. Owsiak Jr. who predeceased them in 1994. As a young adult, Lillian put her education on hold in order to assist her family financially. Attaining her high school diploma from BUHS at age 52 was a proud achievement to both her and her family. During her life, she was employed by Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates, Holstein Associates & retired from The Brattleboro Book Press. In May of 1998 she married Ernest "Ernie" Frost after their mutual love of bowling brought them together. For the past 13 years, she and Ernie built a beautiful life together and spent many hours in their backyard where their love of wildlife, stray cats and gardening flourished. Mammy enjoyed time with family the most. Her loved ones fondly remember her quick wit and sense of humor; her zest for life has been an inspiration to all who loved her. Well into her later years, Mammy was still energetic and active with an abundance of hobbies, including bowling, softball, swimming and traveling. She loved to take her grandchildren, roller skating, ice skating and sledding. Quiet times were spent reading together or creating crafts. Mammy enjoyed time spent with her sisters at their ceramic classes; the pieces she created have become treasured family heirlooms. Playing cards, dancing, listening to country music and watching sports were among some of her favorite ways to pass the time. She was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. Her many cats, as well as her beloved poodle "Gigi," brought her much happiness. She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella Ava Maria Circle and the Ladies of the Oriental Shrine. Leaving behind a legacy of love, she is survived by four generations of women - "her girls": her daughter, Virginia Owsiak; granddaughters, Deborah Fisher, Donna (Michael) Derivan and Jane (Erich) Mosher; great-granddaughters, Lindsey (Michael) Jaeger, Melissa (Douglas) Pecor, Katherine (Kevin) Derivan, Wilson and Allison Mosher; great-great-granddaughters, Leah and Lauren Jaeger. She also leaves her stepson, Dusty Frost, and his wife, Becky, with whom she developed a close and fond relationship. She is survived by her sisters, Mary Remillard and Anna Leary, as well as brothers, Joseph Bobee and Louis Bobee. Lillian was predeceased by her siblings, Harriet Hogan, Sophie Pinger, Nettie (Gagne) Lazure, Ida Lazure, Marjorie Butler and a brother who died as an infant. FUNERAL NOTICE: The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Walnut Street, on Saturday, Dec. 2nd at 9:00 a.m. with the Very Rev. Richard O'Donnell, V.F., pastor, celebrant. Burial will follow in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery on Orchard Street. Family and friends may call at the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lillian's memory may be made to the Windham County Humane Society, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302. To sign an online register book with messages of condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home Inc.

Published in Brattleboro Reformer from Nov. 26 to Nov. 29, 2011
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