COLLIER: Gretta May, 97, of Hardwick, formerly of Greensboro, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at her Hardwick residence. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 30, 1904, in Derby, the daughter of Lewis E. and Cora (Hanley) Atherton. She attended Greensboro public schools, and graduated from Greensboro High School, Class of 1924.

She married Claude "Bill" Collier in 1936 in Craftsbury.

Gretta was employed as a domestic in the Greensboro area, and for many years she was employed at the Greensboro Nursing Home. She retired in 1971.

Gretta was always happy to see her family. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, cooking, bingo and visiting with her new friends at the Maple Street Apartments.

Survivors include a daughter, Guila Winn of Lyndonville; two sons, Richard Collier and his wife Dot of Glover, and Thomas Collier and his companion Shirley of Craftsbury Common; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband Claude in 1967; a daughter, Patricia Thompson in 1969; and three brothers, Roy Atherton, Perle Atherton and Bernie Atherton.

To honor her request there will be no visiting hours.

A graveside service will be held in the Greensboro Village Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Caledonia Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 383, Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.

Arrangements are under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.

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