Cora Alice Perry Fletcher

September 5, 1924 - June 9, 2022

We lost a wonderful woman, Cora Alice Perry Fletcher, and God received an angel on June 9, 2022. Having a strong belief in God she was able to die peacefully at home comforted by her children, Elaine and Joe. She was born September 5, 1924, in Bellows Falls, VT. Her parents were Joseph Martin and Alice Annie Butson-Howe Perry. She was the first of nine children, she had four brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Elaine, and her husband, Elmer Davis, son, Joseph Fletcher, three sisters, Shirley Peel of Geneva, AL, Elizabeth Tuttle of Sherburne, NY and Leola Ramsey of Hinsdale, NH.

On February 2, 1944, she married Robert Clark Fletcher of Grafton, VT. He passed away Christmas Day in 1984. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, four brothers, Henry, Robert, Gordon, and Bernard, one sister, Betha Fernette and a granddaughter, Jacqueline Cora Garrow.

She was the matriarch of five generations. Along with her two children, Elaine and Joe, she had nine grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great- grandchildren. One of her greatest excitements was having one of her great-great-grandchildren born on her birthday. She also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

She once said, “No one can ever say I was lazy.” She worked hard and took care of many people throughout her lifetime. She did housework, house-cleaning for others, including Vermont Academy, gave home perms, as well as helping slaughter holiday turkeys with her Uncle John. She also worked as a nurses aide at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend.

In her younger years, being the eldest of nine children, she helped with her siblings, could harness the horses, mow hay with the horse drawn mowing machine, milk cows, work in the woods with her dad logging and cutting fire wood. She gardened, canning her own fruits and vegetables and raised her own meat. She did all of her cooking, baking and canning on a wood stove. She was a talented lady who like to crochet and knit, creating lovely things for others.

She loved watching the wild birds at her feeders and was not afraid to use her BB gun to scare the squirrels away. She enjoyed watching all of her flowers and shrubs come to life with beautiful, colorful blooms.She dearly loved her family and friends. No one could leave without a hug!

She will be missed tremendously by all those who loved and knew her. She was the glue that held many lives together.

She will be buried in Houghtonville Cemetery with her husband, Robert at a date to be determined by her children.

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Sally Cutts

posted June 14, 2022

When I read Cora’s obituary my Mom said, “We’ll I’m glad I knew her.”
My sister said, “She made me look tall.”
She was a good friend to my mother in law, who was not always easy to be a friend to, but I think Cora knew she needed a friend and she was the one for the job.
As for me and my family visiting with Cora always made us happy. She was a very gracious lady and makes me think of the following verse.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15

Marion Harris
Carol Nilges
Sally Cutts

Jane French

posted June 14, 2022

Elaine and Family
I am sorry that you have this loss. I have always enjoyed being with Cora. She had a special gift of making us laugh and feel happy.
I know she appreciated and enjoyed the care and love you gave to her.
God's blessings on all the family.
In sympathy. Jane

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