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Clarissa Carlisle Coleman

November 04, 1938 ~ March 04, 2020

Clarissa Carlisle Coleman, 81, of Ft. Pierce, FL passed away March 4, 2020 in Florida.  Born in Springfield Hospital, Springfield, VT, daughter of Margaret Holman Carlisle and William Herbert Carlisle on November 4, 1938.  She graduated from Springfield, VT high school, Class of 1956.


Clarissa married Allen R. Coleman, November 16, 1957 in Cavendish, VT at the Cavendish Baptist Church.  She was member of Cavendish Baptist Church since 1952.

She spent her early life in Chester and Cavendish, VT.  In her teenage years, she lived with several different families and her last two years of high school she lived with Eric and Janet Bibens helping to raise their children, Leslie, Marcia, Russell, Roy and Robert.


For the past 35 years the Coleman’s have lived in Port St. Lucie, and Ft. Pierce, FL and have been spending their summers in Springfield and Chester/Andover, VT.

Clarissa retired from Lawnwood Pavilion, Ft. Pierce, FL as switchboard Operator for 12 years.  In her earlier years, Mrs. Coleman was active in the Cavendish Baptist Church teaching Sunday School and helping with Bible School and in the Jr. Choir.  She also served as kitchen coordinator of the North Springfield Baptist Church and was active in the Woman’s Union.  She also helped with Bible School and the Youth Groups.  She was Den Mother and very active with the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts in North Springfield. She was Treasurer of the PTA in N. Springfield Schools in the 70’s.  She was very active in the Springfield Vermont Jaycees and Jaycettes in the 70’s and was Treasurer of the Jaycettes.  She also worked at Springfield Hospital for several years and for Dr. Shoemaker and Dr. Kirkland.  In Florida she also worked for several different doctors.


Survivors include her husband, Allen R. Coleman of Chester, VT; daughter, Leslie and husband Edward Hutchins of Croydon, NH; son, Brent Coleman of Chester, VT; five grandchildren, William Hutchins of Croydon, NH, Bronwen Hutchins of Rogers, AR, Marjorie and husband Mike Calise of Ocean City, NJ, Jackson and wife Samantha Hutchins of Grantham, NH, Mary Hutchins of Croydon, NH and Miami, FL; five great-grandchildren, William Hutchins, Michael, Ettabelle  and Evelyn Calise and Hanna Hutchins; brother, Leonard Carlisle of Ludlow, VT; brother-in-law and wife, David & Terry Coleman of Springfield, VT; sister-in-law Claire Lacombe of Naperville, IL and Betty & Paul Batchelder of Enfield, CT and many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, William and Margaret Carlisle; brother, Glenn Carlisle and wife, Janette; sister and husband, Edna and Art Stocker.


Clarissa was a loving wife, mother and daughter.  She was generous with her time and always willing to help friends and family.  Clarissa always made a point of visiting with friends and her family as often as she could on her returns to the area in the summer months. She had a particular interest in spending time in helping elderly friends and family.


Those who wish to contribute, send their donations to Gill Home, Ludlow Vermont, Activities Fund or to the Cavendish Baptist Church in her memory.

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March 14, 2020, 10:27 pm

As a mother, wife and grandmother she will be surely missed

Russell Bibens

March 17, 2020, 12:00 pm

I have fond memories of good times so many years ago. I offer my sympathies to the families.

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