Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Isabella Sharp (Tanton) Sporie

Today is Sunday's Obituary, a daily blogging prompt from Geneabloggers.  This is the obituary of my maternal grandmother that was published in The Wilton Bulletin (Wilton, CT) on February 14, 1968.

Mrs. Sporie Dies, Native of Canada

Mrs. Isabella T. Sporie, 65, wife of Carl F. Sporie, of Marchant rod, died Monday, February 12, in Danbury Hospital after a long illness.

She was born April 1, 1902 in St. Eleanor's, Prince Edward Island, Canada, daughter of the late jarvis P. and Bessie (Stavert) Tanton.  she had lived in Georgetown from 1943 to 1948 and in Redding for the past six years, after moving from Kent.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, George F. Sporie of Woodbury and Frank T. Sporie of Lansing, Mich; four daughters, Mrs. Gerald Mattson of Richmond, N.H., Mrs. Harold Ruscoe of West Redding, Mrs. Gilbert Cartagena of Roxbury, and Mrs. Alan Lusby of Oakdale; one sister, Mrs. Herbert Leavitt of Alberton, Prince Edward Island, Canada; three borthers, the Rev. G. Stavert Tantonof Prince Edward Island, Canada, Frank Tanton of Transcona, Manitoba, Canada, and Bremmer Tanton of St. Petersburg, Florida, and 18 grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late First Selectman, Harvey D. Tanton of Ridgefield.

Funeral services will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church on Thursday, February 15 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Randall C. Giddings, rector, officiating.  Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart Fund or the Arthritic Fund.

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