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Frances Marcoux

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Frances Marcoux 1910 - 2009 MONTPELIER VT Frances McGibney Marcoux, 99, died Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at Woodridge Nursing Home after a period of failing health. Born Frances Marion McDowell on Sept. 16, 1910, in Evansville, daughter of Clarence C. And Gertrude Gallup McDowell, Frances received her early education in Brownington, and moved with her family to Montpelier in 1924. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1928 and from the Mary Fletcher School of Nursing in Burlington in 1932. She was a registered nurse and was employed for a period of time at the former Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington and also had done private duty nursing. She married Leo F. McGibney in Montpelier in 1935, and the couple resided in Montpelier where Mrs. McGibney devoted the following years to raising her family. Mr. McGibney died April 3, 1957. In 1960 Mrs. McGibney married Hector T. Marcoux, who was a Chittenden County senator. The couple resided for a time in South Burlington and later made their home in Underhill. After Mr. Marcoux's retirement from the Legislature, the couple moved to Shaftsbury where Mr. Marcoux was employed as manager of the Harry M. Stevens food concession at the former Green Mountain Race Track in Pownal. Mr. Marcoux died March 31, 1985, in Shaftsbury, and Mrs. Marcoux moved to South Burlington in 1986 to be near her family. She moved to Montpelier in 2004 and resided at the Gary Home until becoming a resident of Woodridge in 2008. She leaves her daughter, Beverly M. Gaboriault of Montpelier; three sons, Peter C. McGibney and his wife, Phyllis, of Woodbury, and North Port, Fla., Thomas S. McGibney and his wife, Lucille, of Montpelier, and Steven J. McGibney and his wife, YuCha, of Dumfries, Va.; 10 grandchildren, Claire Gaboriault, Montpelier; Mathew McGibney and Marcia Corey of South Burlington; Margo Johnson of Williston; Scott McGibney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Carrie Ramsey of Stafford Springs, Conn.; Shannon Howlett of Bennington; Kendall McGibney of Fairview, Penn.; Daniel McGibney of Arlington, Va., and Elizabeth Drew of Southbridge, Va; 12 great-grandchildren, two step-daughters, Geneva Blakey of Beverly Hills, Fla.; and Gabrielle Davis of Barefoot Bay, Fla.; two stepsons, Leonard Marcoux of Chrystal River Fla.; and Francis Marcoux of Pasadena, Texas; brother, Reginald McDowell and his wife, Irene, of Sun City, Ariz.; two nieces and four nephews. Frances was predeceased by her oldest son, Frederick R. McGibney, who died March 21, 2004, a grandson, John McGibney, in 1994, and two brothers, Rupert McDowell and Ross McDowell, and a sister, Theda Frost. FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral service will be conducted at GUARE & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 30 School Street, Montpelier on Friday, October 23, at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Burial will follow the service at Plain-Mont Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the , New England Division, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com and go to Frances's obituary.
Published in Bennington Banner on Oct. 21, 2009
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