June 24th, 2018



September 30, 1913 – December 4, 2013

Burial Date


BICKFORD, GERALDINE NOYES, 100, of the Lincoln House in Barre, passed away December 4, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Geraldine was born Sept. 30, 1913, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of Albert Wyatt Noyes and Rosa Blanche Pomerleau Noyes. She was educated mostly in Cabot schools and graduated from Cabot High School in 1931, but also spent several years in Hartford, Conn., where her father worked for a children’s home. On Jan. 13, 1931, Geraldine married Anson Edward Bickford, of East Hardwick. They made their home in Cabot. She was a homemaker and for 10 years worked for the state of Vermont. Anson died Jan. 3, 1976. Geraldine lived most of her life in Cabot, where she was an active part of the community, church and historical society. She was an incredible role model to many, and a woman of strong beliefs and commitments. She enjoyed gardening, homemaking, knitting and crafts, berry picking, and fishing. She was always active and went elder backpacking in Alaska in her 80s. Geraldine had recently celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends. At her birthday party, she laughed and joked with 60 guests and had a wonderful celebration of her life. Survivors include her children Charles Bickford, of Marshfield, and Esther Brown and husband, David, of Ledyard, Conn.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren who will miss her greatly; and a half sister, Gloria Halpin. Besides her husband and parents, a daughter, Jeannette Lyndes, predeceased her. A memorial service in Cabot will be announced in the spring, with her final resting place in the Durant Cemetery, next to her husband, Anson, and near her daughter Jeannette.

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