A funeral service for Phyllis J. Hickory, 85, a long time resident of Bridgewater who died Oct. 27 at the Mertens House in Woodstock was held on Oct. 31 at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Burial followed in the Prosper Cemetery in Woodstock.
Phyllis was born on Sept. 2, 1927 in Chittenden, the daughter of John B. and Edith M. (Manning) Howard.
Phyllis was a long time member of the Bridgewater Grange and the Bridgewater Congregational Church. She was the honorary grandmother for the Grasshopper Preschool. She loved her many grandchildren and enjoyed cooking.
Phyllis will be missed on Halloween for her popcorn balls and fudge.
She is survived by her son Jerry Hickory and wife Judy, her daughters Darlene Griggs and husband Robert, Audrey Birney and husband George, sons Robert Hickory and wife Linda, Jay Hickory and wife Mona, 22 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, three brothers, Leslie, Joseph and Stanley Howard, a sister Anna Mae Bellimer and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, Henry, Charles, and Clarence Howard, and a sister Alice Cram.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mertens House, 73 River Street, Woodstock, Vermont 05091 or the Bridgewater Congregational Church, P.O. Box 4, Bridgewater, Vermont 05034.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the November 1, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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