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Alta S. Oakes, 102

READSBORO, Vt. — Alta Seraphine Oakes, 102, of Readsboro died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at Sweet Brook Care Centers. Born in North Adams, Mass., on Dec. 3, 1910, daughter of George and Nellie Day Bouchard, she attended North Adams schools, including Drury High School. Mrs. Oakes was employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. in North Adams for 32 years until her retirement in 1972. She was a communicant of St. Joachim's Church and a member of its St. Anne Society. She was also a member of the Sprague Retirees, Sprague Quarter Century Club and the South Readsboro Community Club. Her husband, Henry Lewis Oakes, whom she married on Sept. 30, 1929, died on May 13, 1966. She leaves her daughter, Lois Lorraine Lowe of Readsboro; a son, Gary Oakes of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Her son, Richard G. Oakes, died Nov. 10, 2012. Two sisters and one brother are also deceased. FUNERAL NOTICE — A Liturgy of Christian Burial for Mrs. Oakes will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 16, at 11 from St. Joachim's Church in Readsboro. Burial will be in the spring in Southview Cemetery in North Adams. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim's Church in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.
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