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Rachel Marie Winters

South Royalton, Vt. — Rachel Marie Winters, 80, died Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at her home after a long illness. She was born the youngest of 14 children, March 22, 1933, in Montpelier, Vt., the daughter of Paul C. and Christybella (Lawrence) Winters. She grew up and attended schools in Bethel, Barre and the Montpelier area. Rachel was a hard worker all her life. Raising her six children and holding down different jobs throughout her working career. Rachel worked for a time at Kleen Laundry in Lebanon, N.H., but most of her life she worked as a self employed housekeeper. She also was a home healthcare provider.

Rachel will be remembered for always putting the needs of her children and family first. For her incredible strength and courage and for the strong ties she held with all her siblings.

Rachel was predeceased by an infant boy who died at birth.

She is survived by three daughters, Anita Bousquet, of West Burke, Vt., Rita Joyce, of Alburg, Vt., Tina Osmer, of South Royalton, Vt.; three sons, Raymond Becker, of South Royalton, Vt., Gerald Becker, of Claremont, N.H., Anthony Winters, of South Royalton, Vt.; many grandchildren; great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held Monday, July 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon, N.H., with Fr. Raymond Vaillancourt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Tina Osmer, P.O. Box 734, South Royalton, Vt. 05068 to be used toward the purchase of a family memorial.

The Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to Rachel’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.