PATRICIA (PAT) JEAN (RUSHLOW) KILBORN - NEWPORT - Patricia (Pat) Jean (Rushlow) Kilborn, 73, of Newport, died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Newport on Jan. 7, 1939, the daughter of Walter and Blanch (Norway) Rushlow. On July 9, 1960, she married Lawrence D. Kilborn in Derby. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother to her three children and will be greatly missed by all. Pat was active in the Newport and Vermont Historical Societies and served many years as the treasurer of the Newport Historical Society. She loved to study history and researched genealogy for many families. She was also an avid gardener, with a great love for roses which she shared and enjoyed with her family and friends. She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Larry Kilborn; her three children, son, Michael and his wife, Suzanne, and their sons, Daniel and Sean, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; daughter, Karen Kilborn McBride and her husband, David, and their children, Laura and Matthew, of Colchester; and daughter, Lisa Kilborn Rollins and her husband, Peter, and their sons, Eli and Wyatt, of Burlington; sister, Anita Sawyer; brother, Edward Rushlow and his wife, Rosalie; sister, Judy Schnupp and her husband, John; sister, Veronica Griggs; brother, Howard Rushlow; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Rochleau. The family sincerely appreciates the kind and respectful support and care the staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care and Burlington Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, provided for Pat. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport, with the Rev. Laurence Wall officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be in the spring in Derby Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at, www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated. In honor of her memory contributions can be made to the Memphremagog Historical Society of Newport, 96 Stagecoach Drive, Newport, VT 05855.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 22, 2012