Celia M. Carley, of Vernon, Vt., formerly of Hayes Court in West Brattleboro, died peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 10, 2012, at Vernon Hall, where she had been a resident for the past seven years. She was 100 years old.
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Mrs. Carley was born in Canaan Center, N.H., on June 11, 1912, the daughter of Clarence and Carrie (Humphrey) Morse. She moved to Brattleboro at an early age with her family and was raised and educated in town graduating from Brattleboro High School, Class of 1932. She was a devoted homemaker whose life centered around her family. For several years she had worked at the former J.E. Mann's Store on Main Street and in her earlier years had been employed by New England Telephone Co. as a telephone operator. A woman of faith, she was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Brattleboro and also held membership in the Order of the Eastern Star, Bingham Chapter No. 30 in Brattleboro. Of her leisure time activities she enjoyed cooking, sewing, and helping others. On May 23, 1937, in Brattleboro she was married to Marvin Carley who predeceased her in 1975.
Survivors include one son, Marvin F. Carley Jr., and his wife, Georgina, of Hinsdale; a daughter, Mary C. Quinn and husband, Gary, of Stafford Springs; her three grandchildren, Andrea Q. Locke and husband, John, of Stafford Springs, Gary A. Quinn Jr. of Vernon, Conn.; and Allison Q. Ingui of Loganville, Ga.; her four great-grandchildren, Samantha and John Locke and Valeri and Patrick Ingui; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, she leaves two brothers, Harry Morse of Vernon and Robert Morse of Guilford; and a sister, Marion Bemis of Indiana. She was predeceased by three brothers, Ralph Morse, Harold Morse, and Erlon Morse; and four sisters, Ruth Hamilton, Beatrice Brown, Mildred Clark, and Hazel Morse.
In accordance with Mrs. Carley's final wishes graveside committal services in Morningside Cemetery will be private and will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Carley's name may be made to Vernon Hall Assisted Living, 13 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT 05345.
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Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.
Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 14 to Nov. 18, 2012