NORTH POMFRET — A memorial gathering will be held at a later date for Loney M. Knipe, 58, who died March 11 at the Randolph Medical Center following a long hard-fought battle with cancer.
Loney was born on Nov. 29, 1954, the daughter of John Herbert Tucker Jr., and Alice Lillian (Dyer) Chase.
After graduating from Woodstock Union High School Loney married Jim Knipe and together they moved to Hampton, N.H. and opened a restaurant. Loney and Jim later moved to New York and continued working in the restaurant business. Loney moved back to North Pomfret in October of 2012.
Loney loved to take photographs especially of her beautiful plant and flower gardens. She also enjoyed making clothing of model quality. She recently started a small company making clothing for dogs. She enjoyed crafts of all types.
She lived a full and busy life. In the months leading to her death she was grateful for the wonderful care given to her by; Hospice, the entire family at the Randolph Hospital, as well as family and friends that included Zina Howe, Robbin and Novah Conway, Erin Merrill, Jimmy and Francine and Glen Chase.
Loney is survived by her mother Alice L. Chase of North Pomfret; her siblings; Renee Philbrick of South Royalton, Jerry Tucker of East Clarendon, Penny Tucker of White River Jct., Mosses Chase of South Royalton, Richard Chase of Topsham, Eric Chase of Wisconsin, and Adam Chase of North Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the ASPCA of New York.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the March 21, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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