PERKINSVILLE, Vt. – Susan Elaine Carter Hunt Tillson, 73, died Wednesday night at her home in Perkinsville surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 20, 1944 in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of Walter and Louise (Wing) Carter. She was born in Springfield but lived most of her life in Chester, Vt. where she attended school and graduated from Chester High School.
She was married to Joseph Hunt, they divorced, and she later married Dow Tillson on June 21, 1987 in Chester, Vt. He predeceased her on June 29, 2016.
Tillson was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, Vt. She worked at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, Gill Odd Fellows Home, Springfield Hospital, and Weathersfield School system. She worked in dietary and later became a dietary manager.
Tillson was a member of Hope Rebekah Lodge # 23 of Chester, Columbia Rebekah Lodge # 21 of Springfield, Saxtons River Odd Fellows Lodge, Springfield Odd Fellows Lodge # 42, and the Sullivan Odd Fellows Lodge #12 of Claremont, N.H. She was president of the Rebekah’s of Vermont. She was a member of Vermont Dietary Managers and president of that association.
Tillson is survived by her son Jason Hunt and his companion in life Marian. Two daughters: Jacquelyn Legare and her husband Michael and Jody Prouty and her husband Ronald Jr. Step-children: Rita Tillson Vasak, Donna Tillson Bass, and Linda Jeffries. Six grandchildren: Jacob Legare, Anthony Prouty, Mikala Prouty, Jessica Perkins, and Erica and Kendra Miler. Three step grandchildren, great grandchildren, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents Walter and Louise Carter, her brother Wayne Carter, and her husband Dow Tillson.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Malcolm Fowler Pastor will officiate. A reception will follow the service at the Calvary Baptist Church.
A private family burial will be held in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in care of the Davis Memorial Chapel to assist with final expenses.