Priscilla W. TaftJanuary 15,2013
Priscilla W. Taft
Priscilla W. Taft
BARRE — Priscilla W. Taft, 88, formerly of Barre, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Heaton Woods in Montpelier.
Born on Nov. 25, 1924, in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Mary Ann (Grant) Watt.
She attended local schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1943. She went on to graduate from Bryant & Stratton College in Boston in 1945.
On Jan. 27, 1947, Priscilla married Louis C. Taft in the First Presbyterian Church in Barre. Following their marriage, they lived in Barre until retirement and moved to Grand Isle, and later to Williston. He died on Oct. 16, 2000.
Priscilla had worked as a secretary for the Vermont State Employment Office.
She was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre, where she had served as an elder and president of the Elwood Club. She also sang in the choir and was a member of the Danish Brotherhood of Barre.
Priscilla enjoyed cooking, gardening, music and singing, her camp at Lake Elmore and spending time with her family, most especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include her four children, Pamela Cyr and her husband, Roland “Joe,” of East Montpelier, Mark Taft and his wife, Melissa, of Berlin, Stephanie Bouchard and her husband, Norman, of Sheldon, and Stephen Taft and his wife, Carla, of Plainville, Mass.; her grandchildren, Angela Leighty and her husband, Damien, Linda Emmons and her husband, Brian, Matthew Bouchard and his companion, Stacey Dupuis, Kaitlyn Bouchard, Kimberly Taft and her fiancé, Joshua Pombar, Kristen and Kevin Taft, Daniel and William Taft, Cassandra Riva; and her great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Leighty and Lea and Sylvia Emmons; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, Louis C. Taft Jr., five sisters, Edith Watt, Georgina Rice, Evelyn Bryan, Marjorie Watt and Annie Wark, predeceased her.
Her funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Barre on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Heaton Woods Activity Fund, 10 Heaton St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.
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