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Audrey Bickford, age 92, passed away Monday evening, November 5, 2018, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Audrey was the daughter of the late George and Mildred Saith (Sweet) Hutchins of Malone, NY. She grew up in Malone and graduated from Franklin Academy in 1944, then went on to graduate with a B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1948. While at UVM, she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.
Audrey married Edwin H. Bickford on June 21, 1948. They shared nearly 37 years before Edwin’s passing in 1985. Audrey and Edwin lived in Montpelier, VT; Claremont, NH; and 20 years in Westfield, MA, before moving to Lyndonville, VT in 1973. While in MA, Audrey worked for many years at the Woronoco Savings Bank. Audrey left Lyndonville in 1986 to spend summers at a cottage on Shadow Lake in Glover, VT and winters in Bradenton, FL. She settled in Barton in 2001.
Audrey lived a quiet life. She was a member of the Order of Easter Star, Glenwood High Peaks Chapter #89. She also enjoyed watching TV and playing Sudoku.
She is survived by her special friend and companion of 29 years, Paul Doyle of Barton; brother-in-law, Willard and Arlene Bickford of Essex Junction; sister-in-law, Marian Hastings of Waterloo, Iowa; and nieces and nephews on her late-husband’s side.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thetford Academy, Attn: James & Mildred Doyle Scholarship Fund, PO Box 190, Thetford, VT 05074.
There will be a graveside service in the spring at the Westlook Cemetery in Glover, VT with Rev. Evelyn Coupe officiating.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.guibordfh.com.