EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 7, 2013

Vivian (Childs) Talbot, 92

Formerly of Groveland — Vivian (Childs) Talbot, 92, of Plaistow, N.H. died Wednesday evening, December 26, at her residence.

She was born in Haverhill, November 2, 1920, daughter of the late Walter E. and Edna (Beauvais) Childs. She was a member of the Groveland Congregational Church, president of the Sumner Circle at the Church, and a member of the Haverhill Leisure Club. A gifted quilter, Mrs. Talbot won many awards for her work and was very creative developing and patenting many practical and artistic works made with fabrics. She was honored in 2002 with a presentation of her life’s work at the Plaistow Public Library.

She was the wife of the late, Ernest Talbot who died in 1983, and mother of the late, Joan T. Guptill who died in 2007.

Her greatest joy was being with family and friends. Her survivors include her son-in-law, Robert V. Guptill of Groveland; two grandsons, Steven T. Guptill of Charlotte, N.C., Jeffrey T. Guptill and his wife, Alison (Prestia) of Raleigh, N.C.; two great grandchildren, Mira and Alexander Guptill, and many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service on Sunday afternoon, February 10, at 2 p.m. in Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the memorial fund of the Groveland Congregational Church, 4 King St., Groveland, MA 01834. Condolences to her family may be made at www.farmerfuneralhomes.com