Violet (Cobb) Lerch, 96, of Enfield and formerly of Vernon, wife of the late John Lerch, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, December 16, 2018 with her children at her side

She will always be in our hearts. Born in Rockville, the daughter of Eben Henry and Vera (Hamilton) Cobb, she grew up and lived in Rockville for most of her life before moving to Enfield four years ago. She was a graduate of Rockville High School, Class of 1940, and she attended Bay Path Business School. Violet worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft during World War II. She was a stay at home mom for many years and later she went to work as a secretary for the Vernon school system.

In 1970, Violet went to work for the Travelers Insurance Company as an executive secretary until her retirement. She always enjoyed her work. For many years following her retirement, Violet wintered in Tarpon Springs, Florida. She was a member of the Captain Noah Grant Chapter of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her ancestors were early settlers and one of her ancestors, Ambrose Hamilton, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. She was very proud of her heritage.

Her hobbies were many, she painted, embroidered and sewed along with other things. Violet loved music, traveling and the theater.

She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara Lerch, and Priscilla Peretti and her husband Robert all of Enfield; two grandchildren, Dan Peretti and his wife Kim of Sturbridge, MA, and Gina Waterman and her husband Gregg of Prospect, KY; six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her two sisters, Vera Beisiegel and Evangeline Johnson, and her sister-in-law, Ann Fischer.

Funeral services and burial are private.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Chebeague Island Historical Society, 137 South Road, Chebeague Island, ME 04017 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon is caring for the arrangements.

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