2017-05-18 / Obituaries

Madeline Alta McDermott, 81, Operated Daycare

Madeline Alta McDermott, 81, passed peacefully with family by her side on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Hanover Terrace Health & Rehab. Center in Hanover, NH. She was born in Barre on June 11, 1935 the daughter of Elmer & Christie (Williamson) Sayers. She attended Roxbury Schools. She married John McDermott in Northfield on November 15, 1953.

They lived most of their married lives at their home on Upper North Main Street in Northfield. John died on December 18, 1991. Madeline had worked at Teela-Wooket summer camp in Roxbury, operated a home day care in Northfield, and volunteered for Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. She was a member of the Roxbury Congregational Church.
She loved horses and dogs and enjoyed lawn sales, playing bingo, watching the Red Sox, listening to country music, being taken for drives and sharing her stash of chocolate chips with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her three children, Janice Terrill of Barre Town, Thomas (TJ) McDermott of Northfield, Elizabeth Hebert of Barre Town; four siblings, James Sayers of Plainfield, Allen Sayers of Worcester, Ethan Sayers of Barre Town, Elmer Sayers, Jr. of Stannard; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by ten siblings, Kathleen Apovian, Raymond, Donald, Alvin, Kenneth, and Neil Sayers, Geraldine Storti, Pauline Brooks, Ruby Erno and Myrtle Davidson.

Services will be held on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 11:00am at the Roxbury Congregational Church in Roxbury VT followed by a small reception in the church basement and burial at Mount Hope Cemetery in Northfield VT. For more information call TJ at 279-0201. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Project Independence, 81 N. Main Street, Barre, VT 05641. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is assisting with the arrangements.

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