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Madeline Gladys Groh

Norwich, Vt. — Madeline Gladys Groh, 93, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at home with her loving family surrounding her.

She was born Sept. 27, 1919, in Quechee, Vt. a daughter of Alfred and Grace (Darling) Moore. Madeline attended school in Quechee and graduated from Hartford High School Class of 1938. She later completed her nurse’s training at Presbyterian Hospital in Newark, N.J. During World War II, Madeline drove Motor Corps for the Red Cross, transporting wounded soldiers between N.J. and New York City. She worked as a nurse at Presbyterian and later at Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J. and then at Morristown Memorial Hospital in Morristown, N.J. before retiring in 1978.

Madeline was married to Oliver Groh, Nov. 11, 1977, in Chatham, N.J. where she had lived for many years; together they moved to Basking Ridge where they lived for several years before moving to Norwich in 2000.

Madeline was a former member of the Chatham United Methodist Church where she was active in the RISE program in Hornel, N.Y. helping to repair underprivileged people’s homes. Upon moving to Vermont the Groh’s became members of the White River Junction United Methodist Church. She was very involved in the Hartford Alumni Association and also enjoyed gardening and sewing.

Madeline was predeceased by her son, Craig Martin Pinter, a brother, Arthur Grace and a sister, Dorothy Hayes.

She is survived by her husband of over 35 years, Oliver; a daughter, Dale Ross of Wharton, N.J.; two step-daughters, Joan Groh of Bayville, N.J. and Carol Groh-Viscione of Somerset, N.J.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, George Thomas of Sarasota, Fla. and a sister, Carol Spear of Hilliard, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at the White River Jct. United Methodist Church Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 1 p.m. Committal will follow in the Moore family plot in the Hilltop Cemetery in Quechee. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. has been entrusted with arrangements.

Contributions in Madeline’s memory may be made to the White River Junction Methodist Church, 106 Gates Street, White River Jct, VT 05001 or Hospice of VT/NH, PO Box 976, White River Jct., VT 05001.