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Aurelia Graham Blodgett

FALLS VILLAGE — It is with sadness that we share the loss of Aurelia Graham Blodgett, who on Oct.14, 2022, found peace and comfort in eternal rest. The daughter of Samuel and Laura (Dickinson) Graham, she was born at home on March 1, 1930, in Falls Village, across from the Falls Village Hydroelectric Power Plant. Aurelia enjoyed working many years as a Home Health Aide for Salisbury Visiting Nurses, appreciating immensely the diverse backgrounds of all her clients.

She was known for her signature lemon squares that friends and family enjoyed on many occasions. Passionate about cake decorating, she would create unique cakes that reflected the essence of the recipient.

She loved the holidays, especially Halloween, when she would dress up with her friends and go Trick or Treating to many of the area shut-ins. Christmas was a special time to resurrect her collection of snowmen and bake her pumpkin bread and banana sour cream coffee cakes for her many friends and relatives.

Aurelia was the oldest member of the Falls Village Congregational Church and for many years volunteered her time and efforts.

She was a dedicated member of the Falls Village Senior Center community where she enjoyed camaraderie of friends and its regular luncheons and outings.

Aurelia is predeceased by her husband James and daughter Jill Polito. She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Parmelee and her husband Dave of Shelburne, Vermont and her daughter Allison Blodgett of Naples, Florida; her son- in-law Frank Polito of Naples, Florida. She leaves her three grandchildren: Kate Pierce of Rockford, Michigan; Kieran Parmelee of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Susan Parmelee of South Portland, Maine. In addition she leaves two great-grandchildren, David and Adeline Pierce of Rockford, Michigan. Calling hours will take place at the Newkirk Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan on Friday, Oct. 21  from 3 to 5 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3:00 p.m. at the Falls Village Congregational Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Falls Village Congregational Church, P.O. Box 72, Falls Village, CT 06031.

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