• Eugenia R. MacMurtry
    October 29,2013
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    Eugenia R. MacMurtry
    Eugenia R. MacMurtry

    BRANDON — Eugenia Rose “Jeannie” MacMurtry, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Wintergreen Residential Care in Brandon.

    She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Brandon, the daughter of Eugene and Mary (Brown) Ellis.

    She grew up in Brandon, where she received her early education. She graduated from Brandon High School, Class of 1941.

    During WWII, she worked at Pratt-Whitney Aircraft Corp. in Hartford, Conn. She later moved to Miami, Fla., for a short time, but lived most of her life in Brandon.

    She was active in local affairs in Brandon and with Otter Valley Union High School’s PTA. She worked on the school lunch program and chaperoned school band trips. She volunteered with the Brandon Free Public Library, was a Girl Scout Leader and a Brownie Troop Leader. She worked on Red Cross Blood Drives, and personally donated more than 25 gallons of blood since 1943.

    She was a member of the Brandon Congregational Church, where she helped on the Women’s Association, Lay Committee, taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir.

    She enjoyed knitting, embroidery, cooking and family gatherings.

    Survivors include two sons: David J. MacMurtry of Tampa, Fla., and Douglas A. MacMurtry of Brattleboro; four daughters: Lynda L. Bonanno of Hingham, Mass., Brenda L. Sheckter of Roswell, Ga., Claudia M. Schroeder of Marietta, Ga., and Noreen E. Babcock of Proctor; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

    The funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Brandon Congregational Church. The Rev. Richard White, pastor, will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.

    A reception will follow at the church hall.

    Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon, Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.
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