WASHINGTON, D.C. – Florence “Connie” M. (Comings) Vavoudis, age 97, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in the comfort of her home.

She was born in Waterford, Vermont on April 7, 1922 to the late Ralph and Laura (Haire) Comings.

Florence attended colleges in Alaska, New Mexico and Ohio, earning a bachelor’s degree in modern languages and later earning her master’s degree in library sciences. She was a member of several organizations, including the 251 Club, the All Fifty States Club and the Smithsonian. She took pleasure in traveling and was an avid reader. Florence served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II.

She is survived by her three children, Lucinda Vavoudis of Arlington, Va., Arthur Vavoudis of East Windsor, Conn., Christina Little and her husband, David, of London, England; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by her brother, Norris Comings.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickenson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will follow in Montgomery Village Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday, at Spears Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

For those who wish, contributions in Florence’s memory can be made to the Montgomery Historical Society, P.O. Box 47, Montgomery, VT 05470.

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