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Joan G. Kelton

Middlebury

             Joan G. Kelton, 83, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 19, 2018.

She was born in Hanover, NH on September 19, 1934, the daughter of Ernest and Virginia Grenon.

            Joan graduated from Hartford High School, class of 1953.  She then worked for the New England Telephone Company where she met the life of her life, Raymond "Bud" Kelton.  They married in June of 1958 and moved to Middlebury in 1963 where they raised their six children. 

Family was Joan's most sacred and celebrated gift in life.  Whether it was time with her children, her grandchildren or her own siblings and in-laws, time with family was where she was happiest.  Joan and Bud instilled the importance of family in their children, and that's a gift which will continue to pass through the generations. 

            Joan was predeceased by her parents, her beloved husband, her siblings Dick Grenon, Ann Jenks, Margery Grainer, Carol Bebeau, and her sister-in-law Barbara Danforth.  She is survived by her six children, Char, Raymond "Kelly," Kyle, Tanna (Dan Pflaster), Kamala (Bob Butler) and Kris.  She is also survived by her grandchildren Audrey and Taylor Kelton, Abbi and Ross Lengyel, Kara and Amelia Pflaster and Taylor Guetschow as well as her sister Nancy LeBrun and husband Jack, her brothers-in-law Howard Kelton and wife Linda, Stuart Danforth, Ron Bebeau and sister-in-law Helen O'Toole.  She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. 

            A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Middlebury. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those seeking to make donations please do so to Homeward Bound in Middlebury or the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association.

 

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