Alice W. Provin
PITTSFORD — Alice W. Provin, 71, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born on Nov. 26,1935, in Proctor, the daughter of Robert and Marjorie (Smith) Wright.
She married Lloyd Provin on Dec. 24, 1952; he predeceased her on Feb. 11, 2007.
She was a longtime member of the Pittsford Congregational Church, where she was a member of the church choir and was very involved in all church activities.
She was leader of Bald Peak Homemakers 4-H club for 25 years, and was a avid gardener, square dancer and motorcycle enthusiast, and was know by her family as the household carpenter. She was well known by many for her abilities as a seamstress. She was a surrogate grandmother to the many children she did babysitting for over the years, but the most important thing in her life was having family gatherings and spending time with her family.
She is survived by her mother, Marjorie Wright of Pittsford; three sons, Lloyd “Bud” Provin and his companion Sue Giotta of Clarksville, Md., Brian Provin of Pittsford, and Earle Provin and his companion Laurie Lewis of Poultney; six daughters, Pamela Farnsworth and her husband Jim of Panton, Sandra Conway and her husband Rick of Pittsford, Martha Thurston and her husband Charles of Brandon, Sara Gallipo and her husband Tom of Pittsford, Nora Lougee and her companion Earl Audet of Bridport, and Donna Provin and her husband Mike Frey of New Haven; four sisters, Lorna Garrow and her husband Steve of Vershire, Gail Snow and her husband Bob of Upton, Mass., Roberta Mills and her husband Allen of Florence, and Wendy Walsh and her husband Michael of Randolph, Mass.; one brother, Steve Wright and his companion Jean Remsen of Rutland; 21 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her father and an infant sister, Valerie.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Pittsford Congregational Church. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Pittsford.
Memorial contributions may be made to PCC Capital Campaign Fund, c/o Pittsford Congregational Church, PO Box 570, Pittsford, VT 05763, or American Diabetes Association, Vermont-Memorial Processing Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150-1160.
Virginia Vorlicky Perkins
MIDDLEBURY — On October 16, 2007, Virginia Vorlicky Perkins, age 71, passed away in her Middlebury home after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Virginia was born in Pendleton, Ore. At a young age, she and her family moved to Spokane, Wash., where she resided through her high school years. Virginia attended Washington State University and then relocated to Tucson, Ariz. She moved on to become a stewardess with United Airlines based out of LaGuardia Airport. In New York City, she met Bill Perkins and they married in 1959. Virginia, Bill, and their children have lived in New York City; Baltimore, Md.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Middlebury, Vt.
The Perkins family acquired and operated Emilio’s Deli (now Otter Creek Bakery) in Middlebury from 1980 into 1989. Virginia was devoted to numerous community and volunteer organizations. Among her favorites were the Ilsley Library, Porter Medical Center, Middlebury College Friends of the Art Museum, Town Hall Theatre, and the Middlebury Congregational Church. Activities she enjoyed were tennis, bridge, reading, Middlebury College hockey, traveling, and entertaining friends and family and all who stopped by!
Virginia is survived by her husband, Bill; two brothers, Larry and Jerry; three children, Betsy, Molly, and Russ; and seven grandchildren, Valerie, Craig, and Nicholas Leach; Krista and Alli Camp; and Jack and Alex Perkins.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m., at the Middlebury Congregational Church, officiated by the Rev. David Andrews. A vestry reception will follow. Interment will be at a later date in Connecticut.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middlebury Congregational Church, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury, VT 05753; Addison County Home Health & Hospice Inc., PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753; or Vermont Cancer Center at http://vermontcancer.org/index.php?page=help-memorial-gifts.