Carol D. (Havens) Spine NORTHFIELD — Carol D. (Havens) Spine died Feb. 6, 2020, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. Mrs. Spine was born in Rutland on May 31, 1924, the daughter of Arthur and Naomi (Hinman) Havens. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1942 and from Rutland Business College. On Sept. 6, 1947, she married Victor Spine at St. Peter Church in Rutland. He died in 2008. Mrs. Spine is survived by a daughter, Dale Schaft and longtime partner Toby Talbot of Calais; two grandsons, Trey Schaft and wife Katie Preston of Providence, Rhode Island, and Trevor Schaft of California. A private burial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763; or Central Vermont Animal Shelter, 1589 VT-14, East Montpelier, VT 05651. Funeral services are under the direction of Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier. Those wishing to leave condolences online may do so at

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Carol was a lovely person, I felt privileged to kniw her. Vic was a ckassmate of mine and she was always so friendly and Helpful whenever the occasion arose. May she rest i peace. God bless her!

Nancy Eddy

Dear Dale, I was so sorry to learn of your Mom’s death. Even before she became my neighbor at Barleyfield I was always taken with how beautifully groomed and well dressed she was. She always looked so lovely. You were a wonderful and caring daughter she was lucky to have you and your good care as she aged. Thinking of you. Nancy Eddy


I grew up a few houses down the street from Mrs Spine. She was always so nice when I went to her house to visit her & her beloved cat Mr Morgan. She was a classy lady for sure.

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