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CALAIS - Rosemary Wheelock, 89, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at her home. Born March 15, 1929, in Barre, she was the daughter of Lorenzo and Martha (Reffi) Chiodi. She attended local elementary schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1947. After high school, she graduated from the Children's Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, as a registered nurse. In 1951, Rosemary married Raymond H. Wheelock in Barre. After they married, they made their home in Phenix City, Alabama, while Raymond served in the military. When Raymond was sent to Korea, Rosemary moved back to Barre. Upon his return from Korea, they made their home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, until his retirement when they moved back to Vermont where they built their forever home on the Wheelock land in Calais. Raymond passed away on Aug. 26, 1994. Rosemary was employed as a nurse at Rutland Hospital, Rutland, Vermont; the Phenix City Hospital in Phenix City, Alabama; Parke Davis in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Annex Botsford Beck Home for the Aged in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her memberships included the Barre Congregational Church where she resurrected the Women's Fellowship, which put on many funeral receptions. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, especially baking desserts, gardening, playing bridge and doing floral arrangements. Survivors include her nephews Jeff Chiodi and his wife, Susan, of Lansing, Michigan, Bruce Chiodi and his wife, Anne, and their children, of Manahawkin, New Jersey, Michael Bisson and his wife, Marilyn, of Montreal, Quebec, and Peter Bisson and his wife, Kreighan, of Olympia, Washington; as well as cousins John, Roberta, Diane Nicholls and Jackie Chouinard. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Wheelock; her son, David Wheelock; and her brother, Larry. The service to honor and celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Barre Congregational Church, 35 Church Street, Barre. Interment will take place before the service, at 9:30 a.m. in the Robinson Cemetery in East Calais. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barre Congregational Church, 35 Church St., Barre, VT 05641; Camp Thorpe, P.O. Box 82, Brandon, VT 05733; or to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601. The family would like to thank Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, the supportive Calais community, especially Janet and Geoff Hewitt, and the team of Rosemary's wonderful caregivers Theresa, Laura, Annette, Brenda and Wanda. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, Vermont, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.
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