Born July 25, 1925, in College Point, NY, she was the daughter of the late Frances Henrietta Renart and Thomas Louis Garrett. At 17, she married her life-long love, William A. Rader.
In 1952, they moved to Shoreham where they built their home. They celebrated 65 beautiful years together before his death. Together, they owned and operated the much-loved family camp resort, Hand’s Cove Cottages, for many years. They also owned and operated the 3-Minute Ferry in Orwell, and Fort Ti Ferry in Shoreham. In retirement, they launched an apple orchard business. Local workers and grandchildren who worked in the orchard would be called to luncheon by the Ti Papermill horn and all would gather to enjoy lemonade and sandwiches together.
Later in life, while living at the residence at Otter Creek, Mrs. Rader made new friends among the staff, many of whom she considered family. Mrs. Rader enjoyed socializing and sunshine and doted on her pets.
Mrs. Rader is survived by her children and large extended family of spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren: son William and his wife Rhoda, of Shoreham, son Glenn and his wife Katherine, of Bow, NH, and daughter Marylou and her husband Richard, of East Dover. She leaves eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Rader lived a long and blessed life and will be missed by many. There will be a private family service to celebrate her life. Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Healthcare and Hospice, 254 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven, VT 05472. Arrangements were under the direction of Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main Street, Middlebury.