MONTPELIER - Madeline E. Valentine, 88, of Montpelier, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Randolph on March 12, 1924, the daughter of John and Eleanor (Wright) Hamilton.
She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1942.
On Nov. 11, 1960, she married Samuel R. Valentine in Montpelier. He died July 3, 1993.
She worked for the Vermont Department of Agriculture and retired from there in 1984 after 40 years.
She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, Rob Morris Order of the Eastern Star 22, Central Vermont Humane Society and the retired Vermont State Employees Association.
Survivors include a stepson, Kenneth Valentine, of Lebanon, N.H., and stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Gwendolyn Church.
A private funeral service was held at Guare & Sons Funeral Home. Burial was in the Green Mount Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com