JEAN (HALL) SPASYK - MONTPELIER - Jean (Hall) Spasyk, 93, of Independence Green, died Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013, in the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside. Born April 9, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of Raymond A. and Anna (French) Hall. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1942 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. On Feb. 22, 1943, she married Army Lt. John J. Spasyk in Burlington. Most of their married life has been spent in Stowe, Essex Junction and Cabot, where John retired as Principal of the Cabot Elementary and High Schools. He died Aug. 19, 1982. Jean had been a second grade school teacher for many years in Marshfield and Cabot. Survivors include her daughter, Marko Russell of Montpelier; a son, Michael A. Spasyk and his wife, Joan, of Williston; as well as six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Nancy Baldwin of Rochester, N.Y.; her brother, R. Avery Hall of Burlington; and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and her husband John, she was predeceased by her son, Peter Spasyk. Later inurnment will be made with her late husband in the Columbarium at the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Per her wishes there are no services planned. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting her family with the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Food Bank, 33 Parker Rd., Barre, VT 05641.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 10, 2013