1918 – 2017
Killingly, CT – Florence S. “Flossie” (Clouart) Verrier, 98, died November 7, 2017 at Westview Healthcare. She would have celebrated her 99th birthday on November 9, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Lawrence P. Verrier, who died in 1990.
She was born in Uxbridge, MA, the daughter of the late Jennie S. (Postma) and Leo J. Clouart. She and Larry lived in their hometown of Uxbridge until they retired to Cape Cod in 1978. Florence and Larry were avid golfers and for a number of years owned the former Pine Ridge Country Club in Upton with the late Walter Taylor of Northbridge.
Florence was predeceased by her sisters, Annie Mitchell, Marion Dillon, and Eleanor Cassidy; and a great-grandson, Patrick Verrier.
She leaves a son, Brian P. Verrier (Jean) of Uxbridge; and a daughter, Lauren J. Dignam (John) of Putnam, CT with whom she made her home. She leaves five grandchildren, Lawrence Verrier, II of Whitinsville, MA, Scott Verrier of Holden, MA, Brian Verrier, Jr. of Grafton, MA, Allison Morin of Killingly, CT, and Timothy Dignam of Putnam, CT; ten great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Brandon, Nicholas, Reagan, Matthew, Theresa, Sean, Cole, Kieran, and Brynn; and one great-great-grandchild, Landon.
She graduated from Uxbridge High School where she was a majorette for the marching band and a member of the drama club. She and Larry were President and Vice President, respectively, for their 1936 graduating class. She worked for many years at the Whitinsville Savings Bank, where she started as a teller and became book-keeper. In 1966, Florence and bank co-worker, Elva McNeil completed their goal of swimming a total of 50 miles in the Whitinsville Community Center pool during weekly lunch break swims.
Florence enjoyed reading, gardening, crossword puzzles, walking, loved family gatherings and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a communicant of Saint Mary Church of the Visitation in Putnam.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Florence’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam followed by Mass of Christian burial at 12:00 p.m. in Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT 06260. Memorial donations may be made to the Westview Recreation Fund, 150 Ware Rd., Dayville, CT 06241. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.