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ST. ALBANS — Mrs. Elizabeth M. King, age 98, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at the St. Albans Health and Rehab Center. She was born in Fairfax, March 16, 1917 daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Young) Cross. She married Kenneth King Aug. 29, 1937 and he died Sept. 11, 1970. For several years she was a homemaker and cook for the priests of St. Patrick’s Parish in Fairfield. Since her retirement, she has been a foster grandmother in the Forster Grandparents Program in Swanton. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #1, and the Women of the Moose, Chapter #321.

Her survivors include her three daughters, Betty Larivee and her husband, David, of Enosburgh, Barbara Collins and her partner, Percey Capsey, of Swanton, Theresa Lemnah of St. Albans; her eight grandchildren, Karen Lemnah, Sarah Lemnah, Brenda and Ricky Elwood, Kathy Paquette, Michael and Cathy Bovat, Larry and Phyllis Bovat, Robert and Heidy Bovat and David and Angela Kittell; twelve great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves special friends Barbara Loiselle, Anita Demars and David Wetherby. Besides her parents and husband, Kenneth, she was predeceased by her brothers Burt and Arthur Cross, and her sisters Mable Bocash, Libby West, Gertrude Bessette, her son-in-law Alan Lemnah and her feline companion for over 18 years, Baby Jewell.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the St. Albans Rehab Center Staff, Bayada Hospice Care, and the Staff of Brownway for their care and support.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church with Father William Giroux as the celebrant. The family will receive condolence on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 from 4 to 7 PM in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans. Online condolences may be sent to her family at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadow, St. Albans, VT 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.