SOUTH ROYALTON — A private family service and a public memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Royalton on July 21 from 2-4 p.m. for Naomi Ebare, 88, who died July 12 at Gifford Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 21, 1925 in Highgate; the daughter of Gordon and Jessie (Freeman) Elwood.
She was raised in Highgate and Burlington, and was married to John L. Ebare in Fairfax in 1944.
She had worked for Split Ball Bearing until retiring in 1984, and moved to South Royalton in 1995. Naomi was a member of First Congregational Church of Royalton, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post #2571 of White River Junction, and enjoyed shopping, senior dinners, being with friends, playing bingo, and crafting her family.
Survivors include her daughters, Loyce M. Blood of Greensboro, Naomi J. Wallace and her husband, Kenneth of Bradford, Cecilia Thiels of Claremont, N.H., Madeline Brock of Hardwick, Evelyn Tourville of Plainfield, and Loretta M. Ebare and partner, Mike of West Lebanon son, John L. Ebare II of Claremont two brothers; Robert Freeman and wife Madeleine of Swanton and Laurel Freeman of Highgate, 18 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren; very special friends, Zita Champney, Gerry Carrier and Pastor Millie Reynolds, who spent many hours with family at the hospital.
She was predeceased by her husband, John L. Ebare, daughters, Virginia Fitzgerald, and Marjorie Ebare; brothers, Morris Freeman and Edwin Freeman, and sister, Jackie Duprey.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Royalton. The family wishes to thank Windsor County Home Health Services, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Gifford Medical Center and the loving and caring nurses, L.N.A.’s, doctors and staff who made Mom’s final days peaceful and comfortable. Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
This obituary first appeared in the July 18, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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