Geraldine A. Moulton


December 07, 1932
- June 07, 2009

TOWNSHEND. VT - Mrs. Geraldine "Geri" A. Moulton died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at Vernon Green Nursing Home where she had been a resident for the past four weeks. She was born Dec. 7, 1932, in Brownville Junction, daughter of the late Dorothy and Wallace Lockhart. In 1950, she graduated from Winterport High School, Winterport. Although she had a busy home life raising four children, she was active in the business community working with her husband, Elbert G. "Al" Moulton. They first worked together after their marriage in 1950 in their native state of Maine, where they staffed the Washington County News Bureau for the Bangor Daily News, Calais. They became the editorial staff of one of Maine's oldest weekly newspapers, The Republican Journal of Belfast, in 1952. The Moultons moved to Vermont in 1956 and Geri worked as a volunteer with her husband as he managed the Chamber of Commerce in Brattleboro, Vt., Rutland, Vt., and Lawrence, Mass. Geri also worked with her husband in politics, playing an active role in the election campaigns of the late Gov. Deane C. Davis. They worked together again in 1980, as the first full-time staffers for Brattleboro Development Credit Corp. She was active in the Parent Teacher Associations of her children's schools, as well as working for New England Telephone, Montpelier, Vt., and Merchants Bank, Brattleboro, Vt. After they retired, Geri also chaired a committee at the Methodist church in Rotonda, Fla., which established a program to help young people learn to read. She was an avid reader all of her life. She enjoyed playing golf and bridge with her family and many friends. She loved to paint. She had several pets throughout her life. Her last cat, Prancer, was the recipient of much love at the end of her life. Geri and Al returned to Vermont in 2005 to be near their family after Geri was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. They lived in North Springfield until November 2007, before entering the new Valley Cares Assisted Living facility, Townshend, Vt. She is survived by her husband, four children and six grandchildren. Her first son, Robert has one daughter, Lucy and lives in Waterbury, Vt., with his spouse, Barbara. Her second son, Dan and his spouse, Kevin Murphy, live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and have two daughters, Kristen Moulton and spouse, Jordan Tronsgard, and Heather Moulton. Their mother, Sara Cross Moulton also lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her third son, David has three children, Jennifer, Jeffrey and Jillian, as well as two stepdaughters, Amanda and Jessica, and lives with his spouse, Lisa, in Whitingham, Vt. Her only daughter, Patricia Moulton Powden lives in South Londonderry, Vt., with her spouse, Timothy Powden. She also leaves a brother, Donald B. Lockhart of Kensington, N.H.; and a sister, Mrs. Betty Vanidestine of Jackson. She was predeceased by her brother, Ralph Lockhart formerly of Monroe; and a grandson, Joel Moulton formerly of Hartland, Vt. Family and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at Atamaniuk Funeral Home Inc., 40 Terrace St., Brattleboro, Vt. Two memorial services are planned; the first will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Townshend Church with a reception afterward at Valley Cares, and the second will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Monroe Community Church, Monroe. In lieu of flowers, friends are requested to make donations in Geri Moulton's name to Vermont Alzheimer`s Association , 172 North Main St., Barre, VT 05641. Messages of condolence may be sent to the Moulton family through the funeral home at www.atamaniuk.com.


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