SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Elnora M. “Nonie” Ripchick, 94, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 18, 2018 at the Springfield Health & Rehab. in Springfield, Vt. She was born Dec. 1, 1924 in Brattleboro, Vt., the daughter of Harold H. and Marjorie (Adams) Ward. She attended schools in Brattleboro and Randolph, Vt., graduating from Randolph High School, class of 1944. She moved to Springfield, Vt. in 1945, where she has made her home since.
On Oct. 7, 1972, she married Richard J. Ripchick in Caroline, N.Y. She was employed as a clerk at W.T. Grant in Springfield, Britts Department Store, and Paul’s Economy. She raised foster children for many years. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors. She was an honorary member of the Springfield Alumni Association and served as parade chairman for many years.
She is survived by her husband Richard “Rip” Ripchick of Springfield, son Stanley “Buster” Harvey Jr. of Englewood, Fla., daughters Elizabeth A. Fagans of North Springfield and Barbara “Bo” Brill of Unity, N.H.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was predeceased by her brothers John and William and sisters Doris and Myrtie.
A graveside service will be held May 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vt.
Contributions may be made in her memory to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt.