Verna was born along with her twin sister Verlie in North Reading, MA on August 11, 1935; she was the cherished daughter of the late Bernard and Elsie Eaton. Verna moved to the Silver Lake Area of Wilmington in 1938 at the age of three where she was raised and educated and resided until her passing.
Verna was a hard worker, for many years she was employed at the Goodwill Industries in various positions.
In her spare time, Verna loved to go 10 pin bowling, do ceramics, and bunker embroidery at the Senior Citizens Centers in Wilmington and Tewksbury. Verna was an active member of the Wilmington Senior Center, A.I.M. group of Wilmington, and the Ione Rebekah Lodge # 129 of the Independent order of Odd Fellows for over 50 years.
Verna will be remembered as a wonderful mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Verna was always upbeat and had a great smile, she was always a pleasure to be with and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Verna was the devoted mother of Lewis Richard & his wife Amy of New Hampshire and Earl Richard of Saugus, loving “Grandma” of Rachel, Arianna, and Louis Richard, cherished daughter of the late Bernard H. N. and Elsie A. (Anderson) Eaton. Dear sister of Everard Eaton of New Jersey, Bernard Eaton of Maine, Joyce Dalton & her husband Walter of Wilmington, Verlie Quinan of Centerville, Wayne Eaton & his wife Barbara of Cape Cod, and the late Evangeline Brown, Forrest Eaton, and Navy Ensign Ronald Eaton MIA. Verna is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, November 18th for Visitation from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Memorial donations in Verna’s name may be made to the Wilmington Senior Center, 15 School St., Wilmington, MA 01887