LEBANON, N.H. - Eva G. Page, 86, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Genesis Eldercare Center in Lebanon.
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She was born April 11, 1926, a daughter of the late Henri Joseph and Anna (Turgeon) Gendron, in Lingwick, Quebec, Canada, and at six months old, moved with her family to East Hardwick, Vt., where she was raised.
Eva attended St. Michael's Catholic High School in Montpelier, Vt., graduating with the Class of 1944 after which she moved to Tarrytown, N.Y., where she lived and worked for a time before returning to Vermont where she worked as a switchboard operator for National Life in Montpelier. It was during this time she met her husband, Eliot A. Page, and they were married in July of 1957.
In 1963, the family moved to the Upper Valley and then to Lebanon in 1965, where Eva had lived since. Once in the Upper Valley, she worked for H.W. Carter & Sons briefly, before becoming a switchboard operator at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, retiring after 25 years.
Eva was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon and a diehard Democrat. Her greatest joy came in spending time with all the members of her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Eliot, in 1994, 11 brothers and sisters, including Louis Gendron Sr.
Eva is survived by her three children and their spouses, Keith and Janet Page of Rutland, Vt., Diane and John O'Hara of Graniteville, Vt., and Lucille and Scott Rogers of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Christopher and Ryan O'Hara of Graniteville, Clifton, Joey and Anna Rogers, all of Lebanon, and Megan Rogers of Byron, Mich.; a sister, Cecile Brackett of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.
At Eva's request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery. Messages of sympathy for the family can be left at www.rickerfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
, Massachusetts New Hampshire Chapter, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472; or to the Lebanon Genesis Eldercare Resident Council Fund, ATTN: Martha Chesley, 24 Old Etna Road, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Published in Times Argus on Mar. 17, 2013