Olive H. Curtis

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BARRE - Olive H. DeLong Curtis, 92, of North Barre Manor, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Marge and Mel Christie, on Meadowcrest Lane in Barre.

Born on March 31, 1920, in Enosburg, she was the daughter of Ernest and Margaret Viola (DeForge) Pecor. She graduated from St. Michael's High School in Montpelier in 1939.

In earlier years, Olive had worked as a waitress in the Barre, Montpelier and Rutland area. Later, she worked for the former Sprague Electric Co. in Barre, Ames Department Store as a sales clerk on the Barre-Montpelier Road, as a teacher for the Head Start Program, and a recreational coordinator for Project Independence in Barre.

Olive enjoyed playing bingo and the card game Skipbo, reading and crocheting.

Survivors include her son Wayne Champine, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; her two daughters, Margaret "Marge" Christie and her husband, Mel, of Barre Town, and Cheryl Bean and her husband, Rusty, of Barre; her daughter-in-law, Dianne DeLong, of East Barre; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry Pecor, of East Barre; and two sisters, Pauline Hedges, of Barre, and Jeanetta Rorison, of Mendon.

She was predeceased by her son David DeLong.

Per her wishes there are no services planned.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on Aug. 24, 2012