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
For online condolences, visit www.dayfunerals.com.