Hartford High School Graduate, Active Member Of White River Junction United Methodist Church
NORWICH – A memorial service will be held at the White River Jct. United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. for Madeline Gladys Groh, 93, who died June 12 at home with her loving family surrounding her. Committal will follow in the Moore family plot in the Hilltop Cemetery in Quechee.
She was born Sept. 27, 1919 in Quechee, a daughter of Alfred and Grace (Darling) Moore.
Madeline attended school in Quechee and graduated from Hartford High School class of 1938. She later completed her nurse’s training at Presbyterian Hospital in Newark, N.J.
During World War II, Madeline drove Motor Corps for the Red Cross, transporting wounded soldiers between New Jersey and New York City. She worked as a nurse at Presbyterian and later at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. and then at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. before retiring in 1978.
Madeline was married to Oliver Groh, Nov. 11, 1977 in Chatham, N.J. where she had lived for many years; together they moved to Basking Ridge where they lived for several years before moving to Norwich in 2000.
Madeline was a former member of the Chatham United Methodist Church where she was active in the RISE program in Hornel, N.Y. helping to repair underprivileged people’s homes. Upon moving to Vermont the Grohs became members of the White River Junction United Methodist Church. She was very involved in the Hartford Alumni Association and also enjoyed gardening and sewing.
She is survived by her husband of over 35 years, Oliver, a daughter Dale Ross of Wharton, N.J.; two step daughters: Joan Groh of Bayville, N.J. and Carol Groh-Viscione of Somerset, N.J.; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother George Thomas of Sarasota, Fla. and a sister Carol Spear of Hilliard, Fla.
Madeline was predeceased by her son Craig Martin Pinter, a brother Arthur Grace and a sister Dorothy Hayes.
Contributions in Madeline’s memory may be made to the White River Junction Methodist Church, 106 Gates Street, White River Jct, 05001 or Hospice of VT/NH, PO Box 976, White River Jct., 05001.
The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with arrangements.
This obituary first appeared in the June 20, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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