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Obituary for Arlie (Sweet) Nolan Williamson

Arlie (Sweet) Nolan Williamson, 97, of Jeffersonville, Vt., passed away surrounded by family on November 2, 2023.

She is survived by her children, Gary & wife Shelley (Houghton) Nolan of Morrisville, Dale Nolan of Hyde Park, Judith “Judy” (Nolan) Blaisdell of Cambridge, Mark Nolan of Burlington, Stepson Larry Williamson & Mary Skog of Jeffersonville, and Stepdaughter Lois (Williamson) & husband Larry Reigret and family of Milton, 11 grandchildren; Steffany (Nolan) Mosley & husband Sean, Marcey (Nolan) Hodgdon & husband Benji, Heather (Miller) Pierce & husband Charlie, Chasity (Nolan) Fragnant & husband Dan, Rayn Nolan, Adam Blaisdell & girlfriend Krisie Farrington, Shane Blaisdell & wife Bonney (Tenny), Tamra (Blaisdell) Wesson and husband Randy, Matthew Nolan and husband Luca Richards, Kelly Nolan, Chelsea Nolan & husband Eric Lemieux, 31 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arlie was predeceased by her 1st husband, Neil Nolan in 1982, her 2nd husband Marvin Williamson in 2006, her parents Earl and Ethel (Barker) Sweet, son-in-law Charles Mark Blaisdell, daughter-in-law Marilyn (Medor) Nolan, two infant sisters, brothers, and sisters-in-law Arlan & Irma, Ray & Esther, Donald & Hazel, Guy & Margaret Sweet, her sister, Shirley and brothers-in-law Earle Dunham & Merton Mason, sister-in-law & brother-in-law Hilda (Nolan & Stuart Spaulding, brother-in-law and sister-in-law John & Elizabeth (“Betty” Rooney) Nolan, a very special friend Naida (Williamson) Fink, and her special companion for many years “Ozzie” the cat.
Arlie was born on August 14th, 1926, to Earl and Ethel (Barker) Sweet in Fletcher, Vt. She lived on the family farm in Fletcher until 1939 when her family bought a farm in Jeffersonville.

Arlie attended a one room school in Fletcher through the 8th grade, graduated High School from Cambridge High School, in Jeffersonville, receiving the DAR Good Citizen Award in 1943. Arlie furthered her education at Johnson Normal School, Johnson, Vt.

After graduating from Johnson Normal School Arlie taught grades 1-8 in one room schoolhouses in Newport Center and Fletcher, Vt.

Arlie married Neil Nolan on February 28th, 1947. She was a stay-at-home mom until she started and taught kindergarten. Her house was always open to the children in the village and anyone that wanted to stop by to play in the infamous “Club House” or pop in for supper.

In 1960 Arlie started the first private kindergarten in Cambridge, Vt. She taught kindergarten until 1964 when she worked as a secretary for the next 26 years at Cambridge High School and Lamoille Union High School and retired in 1988.

In 1990 she started work at the Bryan Memorial Gallery. Arlie worked there under directors Jane Shaw and Mikey Myers where she learned a lot about art and met many artists and visitors from all over the world.
Arlie also worked for a home quilting company hand tying quilts for them. This is when she developed her passion for making quilts herself. Arlie loved making quilts for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren until she was unable to do it any longer. Arlie also enjoyed being with and doing special things with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved going to the Casino in New York and going on bus trips with them. Arlie enjoyed country music, recently one of her granddaughters took her to a live concert. She also was an avid bingo player at the Eagles Club in Jeffersonville and looked forward to going with her niece every Friday night.

Arlie was a volunteer for many organizations in the town. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville. She also taught Sunday school, was a Deacon, the Assistant Treasurer, and the Historian for the church for a number of years. Arlie joined the Jeffersonville Cemetery Association and served as treasurer. She was a member of the Cambridge Alumni Association, the Eagles Auxiliary, and the Women’s Fellowship. Arlie was the Secretary for the Alumni Association and also volunteered at Second Chance in Morrisville, Vt.

Arlie was nominated Grand Marshall of the Cambridge 4th of July Parade in 2012.

In lieu of flowers please donate to the Lamoille County Home Health, 54 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661.

Visiting hours will be in Fairfax at A.W. Rich Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 5pm to 8pm. Services will be held at the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville, Vt on Thursday November 9, 2023, at 1:00pm. With celebration of her life following at the Community Center in Jeffersonville.