Gladys A. Seamans EAST POULTNEY — Gladys A. Seamans, 96, died Sunday March 29, 2020, at her residence following a brief illness. She was born on Sept. 18, 1923 in Poultney, the daughter of Walter Craft and Alta Bessie (Taggart) McIntyre. Mrs. Seamans grew up on the family farm in East Poultney, and following her marriage in 1942 she and her husband operated a dairy farm in East Poultney for many years. She was employed as a seamstress for several years, then at Ames Department store in the fabric Department. She also worked for many years at Green Mountain College in Food Services as a hostess until her retirement at age 90. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, mowing her lawn and visiting with family and friends. Mrs. Seamans was a member of the Poultney Historical Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Jill Smith; and her husband Don of Poultney; two sons, John “Jack” Seamans and his wife Cindy of Fair Haven; and James “Jim” Seamans and his wife Sheila of East Poultney and Oxford, Maine; a sister, Helen Hayes of Gouverneur, New York; six grandchildren, Justin Smith and his significant other Jhoselyn; Matthew Smith; Chris Seamans and his wife Paula; Sandy Seamans; Greg Seamans and his wife Sarah; Ashley Seamans and her fiancé Nick; two great grandsons, Ben Seamans and Zack Seamans and his wife Ashley; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband John Seamans in 2005; four sisters, Lillian Mead in 2011; Cecily White in 2012; Marjorie Jones in 2013; and Alice Botsford in 2018; three brothers, Richard McIntyre in 2009; Walter McIntyre in 2010; and Dayton McIntyre in 2007. Burial will in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Middletown Springs at a later date. Arrangements are by the Durfee Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Poultney Historical Society, P. O. Box 605 East Poultney, VT 05741.

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Aunt Gladys we will cherish every single memory and moment we shared. I'll miss our visits and all time we spent together. Jill, Jim and Jack you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Betsy and family


Dear Jill,

So sorry for your loss. May your pleasant memories fill your heart and mind, bringing you peace. Sincerely, Becca


God bless your family and friends. I have fond memories of your beautiful smile and kind welcoming personality during my time at GMC. I never knew you had the same birthday (though 5 years later) as my own sweet Great Grandmother! You were always sweet and kind. Sending my love and prayers. xoxoxo ~Teri (Underhill) Firetto '05


To the entire Seamans family, Gladys was a great lady I enjoyed very much seeing her at Heritage Court when she would come to visit Lillian. You all have my deepest sympathy. She will be missed. Sincerely Lene Briggs 🙏❤️🙏


So sorry to hear, Gladys is among some of my favorite GMC memories. Sending love to the family


Gladys was a total bad*ss at GMC - and she had great dance moves during midnight breakfasts!

Much love,

-gmc ‘12


My condolences to Gladys’s family. I knew many years ago when she worked in the fabric Dept. at Zayres store in Rutland. She was a very nice lady.


I never met Gladys but I know her thru family members. if she was like them she

was a fine lady...snooky


To the entire Seamans familly: Thanks for sharing Gladys with all of us citizens of Poultney. She was unique and an inspiration to all who knew her. I used to enjoy our conversations on the porch at the farm when I would stop to see where one of the boys was working. She kept good track of you all. I will always remember her at the information meeting on the closure of the bridge by Finel Hollow when she informed the select board that closure of that bridge would not keep her from her hair appointments at Marcies Hair Salon. "I will get my hair done, if I have to cross that brook and walk there" was her response. She had spunk!

You can all be proud of Gladys and I'm sure will have fond memories of her for the rest of you time here.

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