CLAREMONT — Gleora M. “Cleo” Payette, 79, of Lincoln Heights in Claremont, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Cheshire Medical Center, following a brief period of failing health. She was born in Philipsburg, New Jersey, on June 29, 1940, the daughter of Harvey and Anna (Myers) Abbott. “Cleo” had been employed as a Licensed Nursing Assistant at the Sullivan County Nursing Home for 30 years and was employed as a home care specialist for some time in Arkansas where the families whom she served considered her an angel. “Cleo” lived a life of service. She enjoyed cake decorating and made many wedding cakes and specialty cakes for family and friends. She also enjoyed crocheting, puzzle making, crossword puzzles and dancing. Following the death of her husband, James Payette Sr., in 1991, she was a member of the Monadnock Singles Club. Members of her family include two daughters, Ann Cougle, Orford, and Gleora Fisher, Goshen; two stepdaughters, Freida Goins, Tennessee, and Crystal Hawkins, Claremont; two stepsons, James Payette Jr., New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, and Clarence Payette, Claremont; 13 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister Dora Schaeffer, Ruffin, South Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter Pauline Cougle; a stepdaughter Corrine Olsen; a stepson George Payette; a granddaughter Erica Anderson; a brother Kenneth Abbott and a sister, Bertha DeNoyelles. There will be no visiting hours. Graveside committal services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2020, in Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport. You are invited to share a memory of “Cleo” with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.

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So sorry for the loss of your loved one. I happen to know one of her step sons, my sincerest condolences go out to Cleo's family.

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