Priscilla Orne
Jun 27, 2013 | 1266 views | 0 0 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BRATTLEBORO - Priscilla Orne, 84, died on Friday, June 14, at Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon.

Mrs. Orne was born in Wilmington on November 12, 1928, the daughter of Gerald H. Jacobs and Bertha (Haskins) Jacobs. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School.

She was employed by the New England Telephone and Telegraph Company as a service representative for 34 years, during which time she worked in their offices in Brattleboro, Rutland, and White River Junction. She retired from that position in 1977, following the closure of the Brattleboro office. She then worked in the sales department of the Town Crier newspaper in Brattleboro until 1994, and subsequently did volunteer work for several agencies in Brattleboro.

Mrs. Orne was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America, the Sebastian Miniatures Society, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the First United Methodist Church.

She married Carlton J. Orne on April 30, 1977, in Wilmington. He died in 1995.

Mrs. Orne was predeceased by a sister, June J. Anderson. She leaves a brother, Dr. Gerald H. Jacobs, and a sister-in-law, Christine Allen, of Santa Barbara, CA; a dear friend and companion, Reita Lashway, of Guilford; as well as many other friends in Brattleboro and the vicinity. She will be remembered as a strong and independent woman who was unfailingly polite and friendly. She will be missed deeply by all.

At her request there will be no formal services. A Prayer of Remembrance was offered Sunday, June 23, at the First United Methodist Church.

Gifts in Mrs. Orne’s memory may be made to her favorite charity, David’s House, 461 Mount Support Road, Lebanon, NH 03755.

To sign an online guestbook with messages of condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.
Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet


Comment Policy

In an effort to promote reasoned discussion, transparency, and integrity in online commenting, The Deerfield Valley News requires anyone posting comments to identify themselves using their real name. Anonymous commenting will not be allowed. All comments will be subject to approval before posting, and may take up to 24 hours for approval to be granted.

We encourage civil discourse among readers, and ask that they be willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. No personal harassment or hate speech will be tolerated. Please be succinct and to the point. For longer comments, please consider submitting a letter to the editor instead. It will appear in both the print and online editions.

All comments will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject, edit or remove any comment for any reason. For questions or to express concerns feel free to contact our office at (802) 464-3388.