Verna A. Dean, 68.
OAKHAM - Verna A. Dean, 68, died peacefully on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at home. She leaves her husband of 49 years, Jordan A. Dean; three children, Charles D. Dean and his wife Deborah of Oakham, MA; Cheryl L. Melendy (Dean) and husband Earl of Tolland, CT.; Brian E. Dean of Oakham, MA; a brother, Arthur Tucker of Hopedale, MA; five grandchildren, Justin, Kevin and Adam Dean of Oakham, MA and Darrin and Danielle of Tolland, CT; and several nieces and nephews. Verna was born in Holden, MA, the daughter of Verno S. Tucker and Fannie M. B. Tucker (Patterson). She was a member of the class of 1962 at Wachusett Regional High School in Holden. She held several different positions ranging from secretary to her most recent position as a lab technician at FLEXcon located in Spencer, MA, where she ultimately retired. Verna loved to spend time dabbling in different crafty projects showing that she had numerous hidden talents. Later in life, her love for crafts was replaced by her love for the sound of bells and whistles that could be heard either in New Jersey or Connecticut, the casinos. She shared many adventures with her husband and several friends on those trips to the casinos, some times the bus trip was even better than the stay in the hotel itself. Though she loved these trips, nothing could replace her true passion, dog lover. She has had several but her favorite by far is her big, spoiled rotten, beautiful Boxer named Shilo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24th, in the Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 South Barre Road, Barre, MA. The funeral will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25th in the funeral home. Burial will follow in South Cemetery, North Brookfield Road, Oakham, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made through donations to the Oakham Council on Aging, 2 Coldbrook Road, #6, Oakham, MA 01068 or the Oakham Congregational Church, 4 Coldbrook Road, Unit 12, Oakham, MA 01068. To offer a condolence or share a memory please visit: Pillsburyfuneralhome.com