Catherine R. MetcalfNovember 15,2012Catherine R. Metcalf
BALTIMORE — Catherine R. Metcalf, 87, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 26, 1925, in Springfield, the daughter of George H. and Catherine L. (Bingham) Cook.
She graduated from Springfield High School.
On Oct. 25, 1943, she married Robert F. Metcalf in Putney.
Mrs. Metcalf was employed at Springfield Bakery, Snow White Laundry, Vermont Research, and retired from Precision Assembly in 1990. For many years, she made and sold Christmas wreaths during the holidays.
She was a 4-H leader and a member of North Springfield Baptist Church.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, camping, fishing, playing piano and traveling, including cross-country via Amtrak.
Survivors include eight children, Sharon Bruce, Robert, both of Baltimore, Douglas of Weathersfield, Diane Moulton, Scott, Sherman, all of Springfield, Barry of Acworth, N.H., and Richard of Chester; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Metcalf was predeceased by a daughter, Sandra Metcalf; and four siblings, Alice Kendall, Hazel Bingham, Pearl and Charles Cook.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home and officiated by the Rev. George Keeler, pastor of North Springfield Baptist Church.
Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Springfield Baptist Church, 69 Main St., North Springfield, VT 05150.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Tibetans' ability to breathe and absorb oxygen at high altitude might have been inherited from their ancient ancestors, our new pals, the Denisovans, more dominant in their day than anybody can remember.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald Editor Rob Mitchell and staff writer Bryanna Allen discuss conflict at Open Door Mission, MSJ's new principal, teens carve marble in West Rutland.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Researchers find new species of hominid, the Denisovans, and follow genetic evidence that place them across a wide swath of the globe before extinction 40,000 years ago.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Proctor estate sale hits serious legal speed bump, Rutland Town wraps up solar project regulations, Patty Minichiello interviews visiting sculptor in West Rutland and Castleton Crackers honored with national award.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Tamerlane, in 1401 on this day, lays waste to Baghdad; 'Rock Around The Clock' hits No. 1 on Billboard chart in 1955, stays there for eight weeks.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: Texas towns, shaken by earthquakes linked to fracking for gas and oil, are fed up and scared, want to ban the practice,