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Eva Clough

November 2, 1951 — April 23, 2024


Eva Curtis Clough, aged 72, of Essex, VT, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23rd at her home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Born on November 2, 1951, in St. Albans, VT to Asa and Eva Curtis, Eva was the youngest daughter and third youngest child in the family. She graduated from Enburg Falls High School and later began her career at the New England Telephone Company where she met her beloved husband David Clough. Their union took place on October 25, 1975, and together they raised four children.
Eva was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Over the years, she worked at two local daycares before joining Essex Elementary School as a paraeducator for a remarkable 17 years until her retirement. She actively participated in Girl Scouts as a Troop Leader and Co-Director at Twin Hills Girl Scout Camp during summers.
Proudly associated with Brigham Academy in Bakersfield, VT, Eva served as the President of the Brigham Academy Association for several years. She dedicated 25 years to the Essex Community Historical Society's Board of Directors where she held leadership roles including Treasurer and President for the last 13 years. Eva played a vital role in various community projects such as the Fort Ethan Allen Water Tower Restoration Project and research efforts to identify Civil War Soldiers for the Essex Junction Memorial Park.
Eva conducted interviews of long time Essex residents, and documented the history of the town and people for the museum. She collected much memorabilia for the Essex Community Historical Society, such as the Essex Toy Farm. Eva looked forward to the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Sing Along, as well as tours with the Essex Elementary School 1st grade students.

 Eva's interests included reading, crocheting, antiquing, and genealogy research for both her and David's families. She embarked on numerous journeys with her sister Patricia across Vermont and beyond to explore cemeteries, libraries, and town offices in pursuit of family history documentation.

Eva is survived by her children Felecia Abair and her husband Michael of Milford NH, Petrina Clough of Fort Fairfield ME, Brian Clough of Essex VT and Cassandra Clough of Fort Fairfield ME, her grandchildren Jay and Jesse Clough and Stephen and Madelyn Abair, and her siblings Tillie Jackson and husband Bill, Addie Salls, Beverly Stevenson, Barbara Giuliani and her husband Joe, David Curtis and his wife Noreen and Asa Curtis, as well as many nieces, nephews, in-laws and countless dear friends. Eva is predeceased by her husband David, parents Asa and Eva Curtis; her grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew and Morgan Abair and her siblings Phyllis Smith, Brenda Joyce, Patricia B, Stephen, Eugene and James Curtis.

Visiting Hours will be held on Monday April 29, 2024 from 5PM-7PM at Minor Funeral Home in Milton. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 1PM at Apostolic Cornerstone Church (72 VT Route 15 Jericho). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Essex Community Historical Society in Eva's memory at P.O. Box 8388, Essex, VT 05452.
Eva was renowned for her cheerful whistling and spontaneous singing of made-up songs to suit any moment. Her motto "Play the hand you're dealt" exemplified her positive outlook on life which will forever remain an inspiration to all who knew her.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, April 29, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Minor Funeral and Cremation Center

237 Route US-7, PO Box 113, Milton, VT 05468

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Apostolic Cornerstone Church

72 VT Route 15, Jericho, VT 05465

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