Jean M. Grout
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RANDOLPH - Jean M. Grout, 79, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, after a sudden illness.

She was born Aug. 31, 1937, in Boston, the daughter of Michael and Helena (Purpura) Perrone.

She was raised in Quincy, Massachusetts, and attended Tufts University, Vermont College, Castleton State College and University of Vermont.

On Feb. 22, 1974, she married Freeman Grout in Randolph.

Mrs. Grout was a nurse and educator working at Gifford Medical Center from 1965-1973, then as school nurse for Braintree and Brookfield until 1980, then taught health careers at Randolph Area Vocational Center until 1996. She received the 1993 Vermont Outstanding Teacher award.

She was a doll show judge for United Federation of Doll Clubs and a member of Green Mountain Doll Club, Belles and Beaux Doll Club in Florida and Doll Collectors of America. She enjoyed doll collecting and research and was co-founder/director of Grandkids Camp.

Survivors include her husband, of Randolph; sons Daryl Grout, Charles "Chip" Bacon, both of Randolph, Jeffrey Grout, of Tempe, Arizona, John Grout, of Plainfield, New Hampshire, Steven Bacon, of Battle Ground, Washington, and Michael Bacon, of Venice, Florida; daughters Cheryl Kissel, Dede Tracy, both of Randolph, and Diane Terry, of Hinesburg; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother, Gerard Perrone.

Calling hours are from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 15, at the Day Funeral Home.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph, with Pastor Thomas Harty officiating.

Burial will be at a later date in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local food shelf or charity of your choice.

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Published in Times Argus on May 12, 2017.
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May 21, 2017
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Dear Grout family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending my sympathy, prayers, and a memory.
May 17, 2017
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jean Grout. I remember Jean as full of energy, laughter, and love. My deepest sympathy to all of her wonderful family and to all of her friends.
Beth Thyr
May 15, 2017
so sorry to hear about the passing of mrs grout. She was a great teacher with alot of patience!
Lori Davis
May 15, 2017
Jean was an inspiration to me years ago when we were both young divorced mothers attending nurse training at Vermont college. She was my mentor, had it not been for her I would not have made it. We studied together often with our young children playing in the Vermont College Library

in the college library. I wimemories of her.
May 12, 2017
John and the Grout Family so sorry on your loss
Robert Gagne
May 12, 2017
Mrs. Grout was the most amazing teacher that ever crossed my path! She has help so many see there strengths, goals and they can be the best, if you put your mind to it. She will be greatly missed by so many. My heart goes out to her family. May you find peace know how amazing of a person she was and will forever be in so many hearts.
May 11, 2017
Jean will always be in our hearts and memories. I was with her at the Doll Study Club of Boston Regional this past week and got to hear more of her funny jokes and got my hug. May you be comforted by knowing how much we all loved and cherished our times with Jean. She will be forever missed. Barbara Scully
Barbara Scully
May 11, 2017
Jean was a wonderful friend - funny, warm, loving, caring, always open to making new friends. She was a compassionate nurse, an entertaining educator, and a truly wonderful woman. I will miss her so much.
Nancy Smith
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