Erma Miriam Grimaldi

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JAY — Erma Seamon Grimaldi, 93, of Jay died Saturday morning, April 1, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 23, 1924, in Jay, a daughter of Twining J. and Nettie (Gross) Seamon, where she grew up on the family farm. A graduate of Jay High School, she worked at International Paper Co. during World War II, later at G.H. Bass Shoe Co., and retired from Decoster Egg Farm.

She married Joseph Grimaldi on July 12, 1946. The marriage of Joseph and Erma was a true love story. The newlyweds made their first home in Wilton, later moving to Jay, where they lived since 1956. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last July, surrounded by their loved ones.

She enjoyed traveling across the U.S. and Canada with their RV, but always enjoyed their home best. Her memories of growing up on a large farm, with the companionship of her sisters and brothers, were always near and dear to her. She loved her flower gardens, bird watching, the ocean and her grandchildren.

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She enjoyed talking on the phone to her family across the country and loved it when they showed up to visit. There was always a waiting cup of tea, a slice of pie, and laughter at her table.

Her survivors include her beloved husband, Joseph; her loving daughters, Valerie Richard, Susan Moulton, and Jill (Joseph) Houle; her son, Michael Grimaldi; her grandchildren, Wesley Norton and companion, Tina Baker, Arielle Jasmin, Nicholas (Katie) Jasmin, Katie Moulton and husband, Matthew Thomson, Joseph Moulton, Gregory Houle, Jessica (Michael) Moulton, and Shane Lewis; and she is also survived by one great-granddaughter, Skylar Jean Thomson.

She is also survived by her wonderful siblings, sisters, Arlene Brimigion and her husband, Palmer, Laura Weber, Miriam Ewing, Alice Vale and her husband, Donald, and Brenda Endicott and her companion, Clyde Young; two sisters-in-law, Dawn Seamon and Lois Seamon; and many dear nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her cherished parents; her siblings, Alton Seamon, Eleanor Adams, Orlando Seamon, Althea Hoisington and Leon Seamon; brothers-in-law, Ed Weber, Fred Adams and John Ewing; and a son-in-law, Edward Moulton.

Her family requests that condolences and tributes be shared on her memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.

Erma Miriam Grimaldi

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