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Lillian May Marcotte

Hartland, Vt. — Lillian May Marcotte, 96, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 2, 2012, at Mt. Ascutney Health Care in Windsor, Vt.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1916, in Hartland the daughter of Dean and May (Combs) Hatch. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1934.

Born on the Skunk Hollow road Lillian spent her adult life living and farming on Town Farm Hill Road in Hartland. As a farmer and gardener Lillian raised turkeys, made and sold butter, operated the Breeze Hill Greenhouse, won 2nd place at the milking contest at Billings Farm, and developed a strong love of nature. She was instrumental in preserving the Eshqua Bog in Hartland and was a member of the Hartland Nature Club. She loved to cook; remembered by many for her raised donuts made at maple sugaring time, her Parker House rolls, rose syrup and blueberry buckle, and other famous recipes.

Lillian was a field editor for Country, Birds in Blooms, Farm and Ranch, Reminisce and Country Extra magazines. She self published five books: Looking Back While Going Ahead, We Dared to Live Different, Here Above the Valley, A Tree’s Tale, and Charlotte’s Adventures.

Lillian is survived by her son, Lewis and his wife, Ollie; her daughter, Heidi and husband, Tom both of Harland, Vt.; five grandchildren (Ada, Jenevra, Kathy, Karen, and Donald); three great grandchildren (Mollie, Zebulon, and Nate); a brother, Raymond Hatch of Hartland; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. She is predeceased by her husband, Wendell; three brothers, Teddy, Arthur, and Rodney Hatch; and a sister, Dorothy Hatch.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday night, Dec. 4, 2012, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Hartland. Burial will follow in the Hartland Village Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: Hartland Unitarian-Universalist Church Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 75, Hartland Four Corners, Vt. 05049 or the Hartland Nature Club, c/o Susan Greenburg, P.O. Box 98, Hartland, Vt. 05048.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt. Condolences may be offered at Cabotfh.com.