Virginia M. (Jean) Buswell, 90, died Thursday (March 7, 2019) at The Cedar Hill Memory Center in Windsor, VT, where she was a resident since August 2017. She was the wife of the late Carl Buswell, Jr.
Virginia was born in Claremont, NH, on September 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Russell Rix, Lydia (Fountain) and Alfred Dubois. She grew up in Claremont, graduating from Stevens High School, Class of 1947, and worked at J.J. Newberry. Virginia and Carl lived in Claremont, NH, North Hartland, VT, and West Thompson, CT. She worked at Giant Department Store and Jumbo Department Store in Putnam, CT. Her last place of employment before retirement was at Data General Campus in Woodstock, CT for Marriott Corp. After retirement they moved back to Claremont to her childhood home on Maple Avenue where Virginia had many memories. She often spoke of “Butch”, her year-old husky-police dog. He was the first dog from Claremont to go to the US Army for active service during WWII. Virginia loved her family and enjoyed visits from all, especially seeing her grandchildren & great grandchildren. Her love for animals was evident with the many pet dogs and cats she had through the years. She enjoyed doing crafts and continued artwork with the residents while at Cedar Hill.
She leaves her son, David Streeter (Marilyn) of North Charlestown, NH daughter, Cora Clemens (Robert Jr.) of Putnam, CT, daughter Kim Siekierski (Jeffrey) of Wilbraham, MA seven grandchildren, Jared Streeter (Janna), Berwick, ME, Amy Jankins (Brian) Sutton, MA, Season Smith (David) West Swanzey, NH, Tami Stein (Nathan) Ipswich, MA, Lori Solazzo (Matthew) Amesbury, MA, Alex Siekierski (Kristen) Medway, MA, Justin Siekierski Bath, ME, eight great grandchildren, Evan Stein, Ella Stein, Abigail Jankins, Kennedy Smith, Lucas Jankins, Hannah Jankins, Gabriel Solazzo and Madison Solazzo.
She was predeceased by a sister Dorothy Rix.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday (March 12) at the Roy Funeral Home with the Rev. Arockia Antony, officiating. Committal will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street, Claremont, NH, on from 11:00 am until the time of services.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Cedar Hill Memory Care Center Activity Fund, 49 Cedar Hill Drive, Windsor, VT 05089.
You are invited to share a memory of Virginia with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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