EAST MONTPELIER - Barbara Cassavoy Fitch, 95, of Fitch Road, died at her home Tuesday, April 17, 2012, with her family at her side.
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She was born Sept. 29, 1916, in West Chazy, N.Y., to Albert Benjamin Cassavoy and Maude (Baker) Cassavoy.
Barbara attended Plainfield Elementary School. After her graduation she worked for Orange County Telephone-New England Telephone Co. as a switchboard operator.
She was married to George Harvey Fitch on Sept. 1, 1938, in Plainfield. Mr. Fitch died Nov. 24, 1997.
After her marriage she was very active with the 4-H clubs in East Montpelier and served on many boards for Washington Electric Co-op, Adamant Credit Union and Washington County Farm Bureau. She prepared school lunches at her home and transported them to the Morse one-room schoolhouse on County Road for many years. She was also a lifetime member of County Road Home Dem Group and Adamant Methodist Church where she provided altar flowers from her own gardens for many years. She loved to dance, bowl and tend to her many beautiful flower gardens. She was an avid cat lover providing kittens to generations of local folks and had kittens end up across the country, some as far away as California.
Barbara is survived by daughter Kathleen F. Doner, of East Montpelier; son Bruce W. Fitch and his wife, Claudia, of East Montpelier; four grandchildren, Scott Doner and Melissa Doner VandenOever and her husband, Daniel, and Zachary and Robert Fitch; three great-grandchildren, William and Jamie VandenOever and Ceara Marie.
Calling hours will be held at Guare & Sons Funeral Home Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. The Rev. Samuel Newton will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com and go to Barbara's obituary.
Published in Times Argus from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2012