Obituary for Lucy Montague
Lucy B. Montague, 99, of Jeffersonville passed away at Copley Hospital, in Morrisville, Vermont on December 14, 2017. She was born July 23, 1918, in Plattsburgh, New York to Martin and Alice Bromley. She graduated from Plattsburgh High School and Plattsburgh Normal School. A teaching position brought her to Fairfax, Vermont, where, on a blind date, she met her future husband, George Montague. They were married on November 28, 1942, in Chazy, New York. Upon their return to Fairfax, she taught school periodically in addition to raising four children. She taught 4-H, was a member of the Church Women’s Auxiliary, and a member of the Eastern Star. Lucy was an accomplished seamstress-creating entire wedding ensembles for friends and family. She had a passion for oil painting, knitting and crocheting afghans and intricate sweaters for family members. She created beautiful quilts, and each child, grandchild, and great-grandchild received one. Above all, she was a loving and caring mother.
She is survived by her brother, Calvin Bromley, of Plattsburgh, New York, her daughter, Diancy Boyden and husband Frederick, son Michael and wife, Kathy, daughter Melanie Ripley and husband, Bryan, and former daughter-in-law Diane Montague. Lucy is also survived by her grandchildren: Mark Boyden and wife Lauri, David Boyden and wife, Linda, Stephanie Campbell and husband Matteo, Jason Putnam, Travis Putnam and wife Hollie, Ryan Montague and wife Aubrey, Stacie Paratore and husband, Louis. Her great-grandchildren include: Emily, Lucy and Rachel Boyden, Laurence Couture and Juliette Boyden, Ila and Reuben Campbell, Juliette and Gabrielle Paratore, and Eleanor Putnam.
Lucy was predeceased by her husband, George, in November 2003, her son, Gary, in January 2017, and her sister, Doris Anderson.
The family would like to thank the staff at Copley Hospital for the compassion and care Lucy received while she was there.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017, from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the A.W. Rich Funeral Home in Fairfax. A graveside committal service will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Varnum Memorial Library located at 194 S. Vermont 108, Jeffersonville. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.