Patricia J. Doubleday

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WINDSOR - Patricia Jean Doubleday, 94, died Jan. 21, 2010, at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor.

She was born in Waltham, Mass., on Sept. 1, 1915, daughter of Wendell and Katherine (Young) Harvey. She grew up in Taftsville on the Harvey Farm in Happy Valley and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1933. She graduated from Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing in 1936.

She and her high school sweetheart, Frederick Doubleday, were married on Oct. 1, 1937. He died in 2006.

She practiced as a registered nurse at Mary Hitchcock for many years, was a familiar sight at local Red Cross blood drawings for decades, and also did private-duty nursing.

Mrs. Doubleday was an active member of many various organizations, including Kings Daughters, Eastern Star, Friendly Circle, the Mud Hens and the Monday Night Club that Meets on Thursdays.

She loved music and played the piano and the accordion, and in her later life participated in the Revere Bell Ringers at the Congregational Church, where she and her husband were active members for many years. She enjoyed bowling at the Woodstock Recreational Center and was a volunteer at the Thompson Senior Center. She and her husband delivered Meals on Wheels into their 90s.

Her family was most important to her. She enjoyed Scrabble. She was known for her desserts and Parker House rolls.

She is survived by her sons, David of Woodstock, Don of Colchester, Brian of Boulder, Colo., Fred of Richfield Springs, N.Y., and Barry of Peterborough, N.H.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband of 70 years, she was predeceased her daughter, Phyllis Terino.

A memorial service will be held in Woodstock later this spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurses Association, PO Box 976, White River Jct., VT 05001-0976.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock

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Published in Rutland Herald on Jan. 24, 2010
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