DELAND, Fla. / FRANKLIN – Rachel Mary Streeter Prive, age 89, died at home with her daughters on Thursday, June 13, 2013 in Deland, Fla.
Rachel, daughter of the late Raymond and Bernice (Messier) Streeter was born Feb. 17, 1924 in Franklin.
She graduated from Franklin High School in 1942 and married George Prive on Oct. 24, 1945 in Franklin. Rachel and George owned a dairy farm on the West Berkshire Road and raised a family until moving to Westford, where she worked outside the home.
After retiring in 1979, they lived in Florida and Vermont to return to Franklin in 1992 and lived at the Homestead from 2001 to 2008, and then Rachel lived with family for care.
Rachel was a communicant at St. Mary’s of Franklin, St. Peter of Deland, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls. She was an Auxiliary member of Post #42 American Legion of Enosburg Falls, a member of St. Mary’s Parish Council, and a special friend to Franklin Post Office Workers.
Her surviving family includes her children Richard Prive and his wife, Shelba of Enosburg Falls, Rochelle Prive of Waterville, Mary Prive and Patricia Mann of Deland, Fla., Gwendolyn Kae Machia of West Berkshire, and Helen Gallagher and her husband, David of Bristol, Maine; 12 grandchildren and their families Nancy Scott, Amanda, Edward, Tonya, Tina, Melissa W., Michael, David, Jason, Melissa L., and Christa; 12 great grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Joseph Prive of Inverness, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Theresa Neale of Enosburg Falls and several nieces, nephews, and cousins of the Prive, Streeter and Messier families. Besides her parents, Rachel is predeceased by her husband, George in 2008; a sister, Gwendolyn Streeter; five sisters-in-law Alexina (Gerard) Laferriere, Beatrice (Aimee) Dufresne, Antoinette (Frank) Myott, Biola (Leo) Parent, Gertrude (Leon) Couture and a brother-in-law, Raymond Prive.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. St. John the Baptist Church, Missisquoi St., Enosburg Falls, VT with Fr. Roger Charbonneau celebrating the mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in the Franklin Center Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.
For those who wish, contributions in Rachel’s memory may be made to the Franklin Homestead – Resident Activity Fund, 114 Homestead Drive, Franklin, VT 05457 or to the Franklin Fire Department, P.O. Box 172, Franklin, VT 05457.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to Rachel’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.