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HARTLAND, Vt. — On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, Heaven gained a beautiful Angel, Florence "Flossie" Strout passed peacefully in Hospice Care in Vero Beach, Florida, after a period of failing health. Florence was born on Aug. 3, 1929, the daughter of Gladys Laskey and Hubert Blanchard. As a teenager, she fell in love with and married Winford P. Cushing and the couple raised four children together in Hartland. She had many close friends in Hartland and worked in the school cafeteria there for years. Later in life, she took a job as an optometrist assistant and learned to type while working there. She took great pride in her work and enjoyed her job. After retirement, she and Winford moved to a warmer climate. She loved her Florida friends and family and remained there after Winford's death. She had a kind heart and spirit and managed to always look for the good in everyone. She was a volunteer for the local Meals on Wheels program and truly enjoyed driving her route with her dear friend, Betty Webb, whom she referred to as her "Florida Sister." She enjoyed playing and calling bingo for her peers at the local senior center. She remarried late in life to Carroll "Pat" Strout. They enjoyed many happy years together. She was predeceased by her husband Winford and later, her husband Carroll; as well as her son Arthur "Tad" Cushing; her daughter Sue Cushing; her brothers, Fred, Paul and Richard; and sisters, Alice, Mary, Marjorie and Ruth. She is survived by her baby sister Anna Brown; her daughter Martha Dezan and husband Wilbur; her son David Cushing and wife Ann; her son-in-law John Dezan; Pat's children, Doris, Richard, Elaine, Carol, Merle and Gerald; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a shining light in this world and will be greatly missed by all who had the great pleasure of knowing her. A service in Hartland will be held at a later date.

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