July 16, 1925 – June 25, 2009
North Grosvenordale- Dorothy “Gramma Dot” (Elliott) Hibbard, 83, of Fabyan Road, “Hibbardville”, North Grosvenordale, died peacefully Thursday, June 25, 2009. She was the wife of the late Carlton C. Hibbard. Born in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Loring and Helen (Urbanowski) Elliott.
Dot was a nurse’s aid at Day Kimball Hospital’s Maternity Ward for 23 years. She also worked as a secretary in the business office of The American Optical Company. She was a member of the North Grosvenordale United Methodist Church, active in their Women’s Society. Dot loved the Boston Red Sox and UCONN Women’s Basketball as much she loved watching her own grandchildren’s sporting events. She loved to knit, play rummy and spend hours playing Spider Solitaire on the computer.
Gramma Dot is survived by three sons, Loring “Moose” Hibbard, Bryant Hibbard and his wife Cindy, and Richard Hibbard; two daughters, Joann Arsenault and her husband, Peter, and Lisa Arsenault and her husband, Timothy, all of North Grosvenordale; a brother, Walter “Butch” Elliott and his wife, Shirley, of Putnam; seven grandchildren, Courtney, Jarrod, Jay and his wife Lori, Ryan, Nicole, Olivia, and Demetri; five great-grandchildren, Chloe, Saige, Wyatt, Cooper, and Summer; four nephews, Stephen Elliott, Burt Elliott, Jeff Elliott and Mark Elliott; and two brothers-in-law, Russell Hibbard and Stuart Hibbard. She was the sister of the late Burton Elliott. She also leaves behind many friends and loved ones who adopted her as Gramma Dot.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Monday, June 29, 2009 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., North Grosvenordale. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260 or a charity of your choice.