HANOVER, N.H. — A Memorial Mass for Virginia Hildebrand Webb, 91, a longtime resident of Manchester and North Pomfret and finally Hanover, NH who died on March 12, 2012 at Kendal at Hanover, NH., will be celebrated at St. Denis Catholic Church in Hanover, NH today, Thursday, March 15 at 11a.m. Burial will be private.
She was born on June 2, 1920, the daughter of Frank and Anna Hildebrand.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and Katherine Gibbs in New York City.
For a number of years she worked for B. Altman and Vogue Magazine. At the beginning of World War II she served with the American Women’s Volunteer Service and later overseas with the American Red Cross in New Guinea, the Philippines and Japan.
In 1951 she married Albert Webb, former medical paratrooper who participated in the Normandy Invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.
Avid skiers, she and her husband spent six months skiing in Europe. Upon their return they built a motel in Manchester, VT, which they ran for sixteen years. After her husband’s death in 1977 she moved to North Pomfret where she designed and built a house and continued her art career. She was a member of the Southern Vermont Art Center and the Green Mountain Hiking Club. Over the years she did volunteer work for a number of charitable organizations, most recently as a mentor for school children, and summers she often harbored New York City Fresh Air Children.
Survivors include a brother, Frank Hildebrand; and a niece and nephew.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Covenant House, 346 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011-5002 or Nature Conservancy, 1815 North Lynn Street, Arlington, VA 22209 or to the Upper Valley Haven, 713 Hartford Avenue, White River Jct., 05001.
To view an online memorial and or send a message of condolence to the family, please visit www.rand-wilson.com
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, NH.
This obituary first appeared in the March 15, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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