Saturday, April 28, 2012

Aunt Cilla I love you and will always keep you alive in my heart.

Priscilla J. Bedia

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BARRE - Priscilla Joslin Bedia, 87, of Washington Street, died Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside.

Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Perry B. and Lutie Mae (Skinner) Joslin. She graduated from Waitsfield High School in 1943 and from the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1947, with a bachelor's degree in education.

As an elementary school teacher, she had taught at the former Ward 5 School in Barre.

On June 30, 1951, she married Alexander Bedia at her family home in Waitsfield. Since their marriage, they had always lived at their residence on Washington Street. Alec died June 4, 1985.

She enjoyed playing cards and the piano, doing crossword puzzles, traveling, mushrooming, fishing, and entertaining her family and friends.

Priscilla was a member of the Barre Congregational Church and the Home Demonstration Club. She was among the founders of Washington County Mental Health and was a square dance teacher.

Survivors include her daughter, Melissa Brown, and her husband, Russell, of Barre Town; her son, Alexander David Bedia, and his wife, Debra, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Steve Joslin and Robert Joslin, and two sisters, Rebecca Pettis and Ella "Mike" Clark.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements.

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