Edith June Blondin

Chelsea, Vt. — Edith June Blondin, 71 died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. surrounded by her family.

She was born June 3, 1943 in Clinton, Mass. the daughter of Walter and Louise (Hood) Paton. She attended school in Chelsea. On May 28, 1965 she married William Blondin of Hoosick Falls, N.Y. They made their home in Chelsea where they raised their children. For many years Edith worked at the Ethan Allen Furniture Co. in Randolph, Vt. making furniture and sewing at the Merrimaid Co. in Chelsea. Most recently Edith was the “cleaning lady” at the Chelsea Post Office before retiring in 2011.

She enjoyed baking and cooking, picking berries, deer hunting, throwing horseshoes, playing cards, and spending time with her grandchildren and family. In her earlier years she also enjoyed dancing.

She is survived by her husband of forty-nine years, William “Bill” Blondin of Chelsea; three sons, Willie Blondin and his wife, Cindy of Chelsea, Donnie Blondin and his girlfriend, Libby Chapin of Barre, Vt. and Tim Blondin and his girlfriend, Jenny Pickett of Braintree, Vt.; a daughter, Wanda Blondin and her boyfriend, Brent Fisher of Barre, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three brothers, Russell Paton of Alburg, Vt., Robert Paton of Bethel, Vt. and Richard Paton of Woodbury, Vt.; a sister, Laura Kendall of Corinth, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her

parents; a son, Harry Paton; a granddaughter, Paula Blondin and a sister, Virginia Jenkins.

There will be no public calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT RT 110, Chelsea with Pastor Tom Paton officiating. A private burial will be held at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery in Chelsea.

Memorial contributions may be made to Respiratory Therapy Dept. c/o Gifford Medical Center, 44 South Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.