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Betty Blake

June 3, 1927 — July 22, 2021

Betty Simpson Blake of Lyndonville passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on July 22nd, 2021 at The Pines Health & Rehab Center, surrounded by beloved family.

She was born on June 3rd, 1927 in East Lyndon, Vermont at Fairholme Farm.  Her late parents were Ina Muriel (Basnar) and Howard Kenneth Simpson.  Betty graduated from Lyndon Institute in 1945 and worked for the telephone company in St. Johnsbury.  In 1952, Betty and her late husband Maurice C. Blake, Jr. and their two daughters moved to Newington, Connecticut.  After raising her family, Betty worked for many years in the accounts receivable department at Mohawk Farms in Newington.

Betty and Maurice lived in Newington and later in Forestville, Connecticut until returning to Lyndonville in 1985 upon their retirement.  Betty was active in the community, including the United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed reading, quilting, crocheting, socializing with neighbors, and playing the organ.

Betty is survived by daughter Paula Blake Valluzzo (Thomas) of Danbury Connecticut; her sister Janet Simpson D’Orazio of West Springfield, Massachusetts; 5 grandchildren:  Brigitte Krolian (Richard) of Danbury, Connecticut; Elizabeth Voglesonger of Greenport, New York; Dr. Kenneth Voglesonger (Dolores) of Skokie, Illinois; Rachel Valluzzo of Brookfield, Connecticut; and Michael Valluzzo (Jenn) of Ridgefield, Connecticut; and 8 great-grandchildren - Thomas, Katherine, Lizzie, Evan, Ani, Sophia, Jack, and Adeline. In addition to her husband, Betty was predeceased by her daughter Brenda Blake Smith, and sister Beverly Simpson Coolbeth.

Betty’s family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at The Pines for their kindness and caring over the past four years.

A memorial service will be held at the Lyndonville Methodist Church at 2pm on Saturday, August 21st, with a reception immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Meals on Wheels c/o Darling Inn Senior Meal Site, 76 Depot Street, Lyndonville, Vermont 05851., a place where Betty enjoyed meeting friends and catching up on the latest news.

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm

Lyndonville United Methodist Church

100 Church St, Lyndon, VT 05851

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