Lillian Scrivens

Lillian E. Scrivens (Rancourt)

Friday, August 16th, 1929 - Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Lillian Eugenie Rancourt Scrivens, 90, a resident of Sycamore Lane, Shaftsbury, VT, died peacefully on Friday February 7, 2020 at her home following a long illness.

Born in Winooski, VT on August 16, 1929 she was the daughter of the late Henry E. and Lucille (Yandow) Rancourt. Lillian moved to Bennington at the age of 6. She attended Sacred Heart School where she graduated in 1943. She then attended Bennington High School as a member of the graduating class of 1947.

Lillian married Eugene George Scrivens on May 12, 1951 at Sacred Heart Church, Bennington, VT.

In earlier years Lillian was employed at New England Telephone Company as a switchboard operator, Tansitor Electronics and Bennington Display. She was employed for many years at Bijur Lubricating Corporation until her retirement. Lillian was active in the United Electrical Workers Union Local 295 where she proudly held several offices including the challenging role of Shop Steward. She was a member of the Bijur’s bowling team.

Lillian’s favorite interest was her family. She enjoyed making and maintaining friendships near and far. She valued her friends very much. Her main hobbies and interests included family genealogy, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, reading, word puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and assorted crafts. She loved to provide and find homes for animals in need. Lillian was an amazing cook and baker. She especially loved and took pride in carrying on her family’s French-Canadian tradition of making meat pies (“tourtiere”) during the Christmas season. Her children continue the same tradition to this day. She loved to visit with people she met when running errands “downtown”. She volunteered with S.H.A.R.E. food program. Lillian had the special gift of finding four-leafed clovers even when not looking for them! Lillian was a person like a four leaf clover herself: hard to find and lucky to have!

Lillian was predeceased by her husband Gene, who died June 21, 2014. She was predeceased also by her sisters, Claire Rancourt Hyde Bonenfant, Marie Rancourt Krawczyk, Paulita Rancourt Croker, her brother Maurice (Mo) Rancourt and sister-in-law Matilda Scrivens Jordan Corey.

She is survived by her daughter Linda Jean Scrivens of Winooski, VT; her son Steven Eugene (Lisa Gates) Scrivens of Shaftsbury, VT and brother Roger Rancourt of Brunswick, Maine.

She leaves several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and cousins of many generations.

Lillian is now reunited with four infant children: George Henry, Rosemary, Anita and Joseph Jude.

The funeral will be held from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in North Bennington on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 12 noon where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered.

Private committal services will take place at Park Lawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to BAYADA Hospice or your preferred human services or animal-care organization through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

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  • Funeral

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 12:00pm
    St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    Houghton Street
    North Bennington, Vermont 05257
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    Reverend Hugh Cleary, c.s.c.
  • Interment

    Park Lawn Cemetery
    South Street
    Bennington, Vermont 05201
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Rob and Erica, Mary and Steve, Patty and Don, Lori sent flowers to the family of Lillian E. Scrivens (Rancourt).
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Pamela Prouty

Posted at 07:33pm
You were a gem aunt lil, and shall be missed by many!!
I love you and miss you! Love, Pam ( Krawczyk) prouty

Stephanie Pringhipakis

Posted at 03:13pm
Dear Family of Lillian Scrivens:
As her daughter Linda's college roommate- Marianopolis College, Montreal, 1971, I had the unique honor of meeting Lillian on Parents visit day at our dorm. I was not familiar with American culture then, and was impressed with the home-made comfort foods that Lillian had prepared for her daughter. There was also a beautiful Raggedy Anne doll, home-made. I remember Lillian's warm demeanor and wonderful conversation as we gathered around food against the kitchen counter- the best kind of visits.
Linda and I went together to visit her mom not too long ago- 40 years later! On this recent occasion, Lillian treated us to a home-cooked dinner and the most outrageously-good mince pie in the world. She even shared with me her recipe. Always kind, always patient and always with an open heart of sincere hospitality---- I will never forget her kindness to me and her cozy home. God Bless Lillian now in Heaven Above. My deepest condolences to the Scrivens family and relatives. Sincerely, Stephanie Pringhipakis

Rob and Erica, Mary and Steve, Patty and Don, Lori

Posted at 10:36am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sent with lots of love.
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Gale Lefebvre

Posted at 11:38am
Sending our condolences to Linda, Steve & Roger & families. Will miss our lengthy conversations. RIP Lil.
Jim & Gale Lefebvre

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