WINDSOR — Funeral services for Minnie E. Craig, 82, a longtime resident of Windsor, who died Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., was held Aug. 1 at the Old South Congregational church in Windsor. Rev. Amanda Lape-Freeberg, Pastor, officiated. Committal services followed in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.
She was born Sept. 3, 1928 in Windsor. Minnie was raised by her aunt, Rachel Ribi upon the unexpected death of her mother. She received her schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1947. She was employed at the former Windsor Manufacturing Corporation. She married Donald W. “Hook” Craig in Windsor on June 18, 1949. As a young lady, she served as a caregiver for many prominent families throughout the Upper Valley for several years. She was a longtime and active member of the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor and volunteered at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Gift Shop and at the Windsor Thrift Store. She enjoyed taking trips to and spending time in Maine. She was fond of bird watching and going to yard sales. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Minnie was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Mr. Craig passed away March 17, 1993.
Survivors include, three sons, Richard W. Craig and his wife, Laurie of Derby, Brian W. Craig of Ascutney and Scott W. Craig and his wife Robin of Hartland; eight grandchildren, Jane Ann Vivian, Jessica Monteith, Scott Craig, Jr., Lyndsey Craig, Melanie Sweeney, Matt Craig, Mike Craig and Richie Craig, II; eight great-grandchildren Emilee, Piper, Quinn, Jacky, Brady, Laurel, Molly and Sam; one brother, James Durkee and his wife, Sue of Orford; two sisters, Mildred Rhoades and husband, Larry of Bethel and Elizabeth Arbuckle of Braintree; several nieces and nephews; one daughter-in-law, Patricia Whitcomb of Groton; and a longtime companion, Charlie Bellows of Windsor.
She was predeceased by one son, Donald W. “DC” Craig on Dec. 17, 2005; and by three brothers, Alfred Dyer, Raymond Dyer and Woodrow “Buster” Dyer.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Old South Congregational Church, PO Box 198, Windsor, 05089.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor handled arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to herfamilly in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the August 4th print edtion of the Vermont Standard.
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