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Joanne Lawrence

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Joanne L. Lawrence 1945-2011 POWNALJoanne L. Lawrence, 66, a resident of Sunflower St. in Pownal, Vt., died Monday September 12, 2011 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H. surrounded by her family. She was born in Rutland, Vt., May 5, 1945. She was the daughter of the late Stephen B. Bardwell and Edna May Packard Bardwell. She received her education in Rutland. Joanne's home and family was her main interest. She also enjoyed reading, embroidering, looking at family photos, her cats and going for long rides. She was known as "Ma Lawrence" to many people. Survivors include her lifelong partner, Major Forkey of Pownal, Vt. Her children, Lisa Horne of Rutland, Vt., Anna Machia of Johnsonville, N.Y., Gerald Lawrence of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Rudolph Lawrence of Schaghticoke, N.Y., Damian Lawrence of Pownal, Vt., Christopher Forkey-Lawrence of Pittsford, Vt., and Eric Forkey of Pownal; Seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Services for Joanne will be held at the convenience of the family. If friends desire contributions in memory of Joanne L. Lawrence may be made to the Vermont Chapter of the through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

Published in Bennington Banner from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17, 2011
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