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Judith A. Grandfield, 72, of Moretown, a lifelong resident of the Mad River Valley, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 8, 2011. Born in Waitsfield on September 19, 1939, she was the daughter of Janice (Lovett) Kingsbury and the late Elwin R. Kingsbury. On July 19, 1958, she married Eugene A. Grandfield in Warren.
Judy was a 1957 graduate of Waitsfield High School and then went on to work at National Life Insurance Co. in Montpelier. She later worked for Mehuron’s Grocery Store in Waitsfield for several years and then for Seivwright’s Pharmacy before joining her husband in founding E. A. Grandfield Excavating Co. of Moretown where she was vice president and office manager.
Her memberships included the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service where she was a radio dispatcher, the Moretown United Methodist Church, a member and past Worthy Matron of Queen Esther Chapter 7, Order of the Eastern Star of Waitsfield and Waterbury and served the town of Moretown as an auditor. In her leisure time, she was an avid bingo player and enjoyed trips to Foxwoods as well as crocheting.
Judy will be lovingly remembered for her generous heart, her unconditional love and devotion to her family, her ready smile and can-do attitude.
Judy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Eugene A. Grandfield of Moretown; her mother, Janice Kingsbury of Waterbury; her children, Stacy Grandfield of Barre and Steve Grandfield of Moretown; her granddaughter, Cassandra Winters and her husband Jamie of Moretown; her sister, Joan Andrews of Waterbury; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Judy is predeceased by two brothers, Bryan Kingsbury and Robert Kingsbury, and her two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Jasper Winters.
Friends and family are invited for time of visitation on Saturday, December 17, 2011, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Moretown Town Hall. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673, or to the Vermont Special Olympics (www.vtso.org). To send online condolences visit www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.