Lillian Catherine Sears, 96, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Helen Porter Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury, with her family by her side. She was born April 20, 1916, in Massena, N.Y., the daughter of John and Elizabeth Carbino Brown. Lillian is survived by two children, Mona Muzzy and husband, Bill, of Shelburne, and Raymond L. Sears and wife, Rosalie, of Fort Edwards, N.Y.; five grandsons, Brian Muzzy, Michael Muzzy, Raymond Muzzy, John Lawrence, and Stephen Lawrence; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Bowers of South Burlington; and sister-in-law, Lillian Lalumiere. A memorial service will be held at 1 pm on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at St. Peter’s Church in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.