Martha Ann Pardee
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1935-2014 Martha Ann Crafts Pardee, 78, The Villages, Fla. died on Sunday, February 2, 2014. She was born on March 4, 1935 and moved from Waterford, Conn. to Orange Blossom Gardens, Lady Lake, Fla. in 1989. Martha graduated from Vermont's Wilmington High School and Castleton Teachers College, Class of 1957. She and her late husband, Sherwood W. Pardee, of Old Saybrook, Conn. were married in 1958. She was always a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved teaching first grade for 14 years. Although having a disabling stroke over 40 years ago, Martha still enjoyed flower gardening, trimming her Bonsai trees, adding to her large Easter egg collection and preserving antique quilts. Survivors include her son, Alan Sherwood Pardee, his wife Denise and their children Celine, Evan and Emily of Alburgh, Vt.; and Martha's devoted daughter and caregiver, Ruth Lyle Pardee Reighley. There will be a private committal service of her ashes in Franklin, Vt. at the family's convenience this summer. Memorial donations may be made to The Wilmington Vermont Historical Society, c/o Julie C. Moore, 311 Rte. 100N, Wilmington, VT 05363 or to The Villagers for Hospice, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162. The family would like to give their thanks and appreciation to Martha Naramore and Cherryann Williams for their loving care of our mother and for all the caring thoughts of her friends. Condolences may be left at www.beyersfuneralhome.com BEYERS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Lady Lake/The Villages, Fla. is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Feb. 4, 2014