Olive Esther Thompson, 85, of 25 Union Ave., died at the Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, N.H., on Friday, June 6, 2014. Mrs. Thompson was born on March 31, 1929, in Charlotte, Vt., the daughter of the late Floyd and Alma (Parker) Sorrell. She was a member of the Association for the Blind. Olive enjoyed spending time with her friends at Sunrise Towers in Laconia. She was a longtime resident of Laconia and Vermont and had been employed at Wilcom. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Newton and her husband, Jerry, of Hinesburg, Vt., and St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dorothy Hubert of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren, Amy Averill, William Suchoski, Lisa Durffee, Malanie Amoriello, and David Mooney Jr.; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lucia Plante and Louise Plante, both of Charlotte, Vt., and Dawn Reynolds of Alburg, Vt.; and her special friends, Dennis and Virginia Dearborn of Laconia, N.H., and Tina Goss. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Thompson was predeceased by her husbands, Melvin Paro, in 1955, and James C. Thompson, in October 2009; and granddaughter, Alison Grieve. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at St. John Vianney Parish, 160 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington, Vt. Burial will follow in the family lot in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Laconia Senior Center, 17 Church St., Laconia, NH 03246; or to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 25 Walker St., Concord, NH 03301.
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