Emma E. GoveDecember 31,2012
Emma E. Gove
Emma E. Gove
HIGHGATE SPRINGS — Emma E. Gove, 88, of Highgate Springs and Pelican Pointe, Sebastian, Fla., passed away peacefully at the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington on Thursday morning, December 27, 2012.
Born in Waterbury on May 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Loren G. and Florence (Hande) Eldredge. On December 27, 1947, Emma married Leigh D. Gove in Woodsville, N.H. Leigh predeceased Emma on September 21, 2007.
Emma was a graduate of Waterbury High School and continued her education, graduating with her BA degree in Education from Syracuse University. A longtime educator, first in New Hampshire and then for many years for the Burlington School District, Emma taught primarily elementary school, a career that spanned 32 years.
Her memberships included the United Methodist Church, the NEA, the Ladies Oriental Shrine, the Eastern Star and the American Legion Auxiliary. In her leisure time, Emma enjoyed traveling, wintering for over 20 years in Sebastian, Fla., and spending time at their camp in Highgate Springs.
Emma is survived by her children, Lorelle Marineau and her husband Brian of Lake Elmore, Loren Gove and his wife Bonnie of Colchester; four grandchildren, Seth Marineau, Leigh Richardson, Tony Galle, Jason Galle; and six great-grandchildren, Camille Marineau, Solenne Marineau, Samantha Galle, Brian Galle, Haley Richardson and Alexis Richardson.
Memorial services will be held privately for family and close friends. Later inurnment will take place in the Waitsfield Village Cemetery.
For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Gove/Eldredge Memorial Fund, Camp Randolph, PO Box 188, Highgate Springs, VT 05460; or to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
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