Feb. 25, 2013, in Shelburne, Vt., at 79. She graduated from Colby Junior College before enrolling at Colby and later earned her M.Ed. from Worcester State. She was a full-time homemaker and a longtime Girl Scout leader. An accomplished pianist and organist, she was also a passionate Red Sox fan. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James, two daughters, and four grandchildren.