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FRANKLIN / RICHFORD — Phyllis M. Waterhouse, age 90, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.

She was born April 30, 1925 in East Pinnacle, Quebec, Canada the daughter of the late Adolphus and Lorena (Fecteau) King.

Phyllis was a resident of Jay and Berkshire most of her life where along with her husband Rob, they owned and operated dairy farms for many years until their retirement in 1979. She was very dedicated to her cattle and took charge of the breeding and feeding and also helped with the fieldwork. From 1979 to 2007 they made their home in Richford and from 2007 to 2016 she made her home at the Franklin Carriage House, Our Lady of the Meadows and The Villa. Phyllis was very active in the Richford community and took great pride in volunteering countless hours to the Richford Ambulance Service. She was also a devoted member of the Richford First Baptist Church and read her Bible every day.

During her retirement she and Rob enjoyed going for rides and breakfast almost on a daily basis. She enjoyed playing games (Scrabble) especially with her grandchildren, doing puzzles, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Grace Fournier and her husband Roger of Franklin, Carey Hemond of Richford, John Waterhouse of Berkshire, Kim Waterhouse and his wife Sharon of Lewiston, Idaho, and Mark Waterhouse and his wife, Sharon of Richford; her grandchildren (Grace’s) – Rena and Gary Menard, Judi and John Rainville, Emily and Chad Clough and R.J. and Dawn Fournier; (Carey’s ) – Robbie Hemond and friend Lorraine Wright, Michael and Tracey Hemond and Wendy and Jason Leclaire; (John’s) – Jason and Lucinda Waterhouse and Johanna Waterhouse and her friend Yogi Breault; (Kim’s) – Raichelle and Milan Barton; (Mark’s) – Jessica and Bill Kett and Josh and Cristy Waterhouse; her great grandchildren, Selena and Maria Menard, Jake and Lexa Dandurand, Haley and Sadie Clough, Luc, Keeleigh, Logan and Lillianna Fournier, Brett, Chelsea, Brady and Shawnie Hemond, Jacob and Jaden Waterhouse, Maggie Breault, Jade Steiner-Murray, Ryder Barton, Jayna and Adam Kett, and Haddie Waterhouse; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Robert Waterhouse, her daughter-in-law, Debbie Waterhouse and her siblings and their spouses, Hollis and Arlene King, Mary and Albert Goddard, and Betty King McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday from 11 a.m. until the hour of the funeral.

For those who wish, contributions in Phyllis’s memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476

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