Rosie Graves, age 95, died peacefully surrounded by her family early Saturday May 19, 2018, in Lyndonville.
Rosie was born June 25, 1922 in Montpelier, Vermont the daughter of Earl Chester and Lillian Sanborn Dow.
Survivors include her daughter Linda and Otis Thompson (782 Whipple Hill Drive, Lyndonville, Vt. 05851) and children Karen (and Roseann) Thompson and Dan (and Serena) Thompson. Her daughter Susan and Mark Hilton (PO box 237, Lyndonville, Vt. 05851) and children Jason (and Kathleen) Prendergast, Garett (and Jennifer) Prendergast, Margaret (and Christopher) Antoninio and Patrick Hilton. Her daughter Paula and Tim Gaskin (PO Box 536, Lyndonville, Vt. 05851) and children Kevin (and Angela) Gaskin and Lyndi (and Jason) Medico. Her son Fred III and Nancy Graves (26 Wood Hill Road, Sutton, Vermont 05867) and children Fred IV (and Danielle) Graves and Michael (and Jeannie) Graves. She is also survived by her brother Calvin Dow of Danbury, CT. She leaves her great and great great grandchildren all of which she loved unconditionally. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and brother Sanborn and sisters Polly, Mary and Lucky
In her younger years Rosie was proud of her efforts at Goodyear in Windsor, Vermont supporting the troops during WWII. She worked for many years as a waitress at Town and Country in Lyndonville and loved her job, coworkers and the friends she made. Photography was her life long hobby. In later years she traveled the world with her sisters taking fabulous pictures along the way which she enlarged into striking posters that decorated her home and amazed her many visitors. Her curiosity knew no bounds and she was the most world-aware, self-taught person you will ever meet. There seemed to be no location on the planet that she wasn't aware of and knew something interesting about it. She was a dedicated sports fan of the Red Sox, Celtics and Philadelphia Eagles. She also followed basketball, tennis, golf, and the Olympics. In truth there was not one single thing that didn't interest her and she astonished her entire family daily with the extent of her knowledge.
At her request there will be no calling hours or service. There will be a family celebration of her life at a later date. If you wish to make a donation in her honor donations may be sent to the Cobleigh Library, PO Box 147, Lyndonville, Vermont 05851 or Lyndonville Youth Baseball, 759 Highland Circle, Lyndonville, Vermont 05851.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.guibordfh.com.