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Mary Jane Brissette

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Mary Jane Brissette 1926 - 2011 BENNINGTON Mary Jane Brissette, 85, of Carpenter Hill Road, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Mary was born in Bennington on Jan. 9, 1926, the daughter of Henri Roy and Antoinette Bilodeau Roy. Mary and the love of her life, Albert Brissette, were married on Aug. 6, 1945, in Bennington. They would have celebrated their 66th anniversary this year. Mary's passions were her family, gardening and traveling. She was lovingly called "Little Mama" by her family. She grew award winning gardens and passed on her green thumb to her family. Along with her husband, she traveled extensively around the world as well as in the states. Besides her beloved husband Albert, Mary leaves her daughters, Ann Danforth of Montpelier and Jayne (Eric) Crawford of Bennington. She also will be missed by her six grandchildren, Jennifer Crawford of Portland, Ore., Justin (Christen) Crawford of North Bennington, Lucas (Fife) of Portland, Ore., Jessica (Jamie) Marsh of Bennington, Alison (Tom) Geier of Berlin, and Sara (Darryl) Garland of Montpelier. Mary will also be sadly missed by her 12 great -grandchildren. Her surviving siblings include Marcien of Bennington, Rene of Florida, and sisters, Theresa Gratton of Brattleboro and Beatrice Bopp and Lucy Carey of Albany, N.Y. Mary was preceded in death by her brothers, Robert Roy and Paul Roy, and by her sister, Alice Roy. Mary was a friend to all. Everyone who knew her loved her. FUNERAL NOTICE: Family services will be private per Mary's request. If friend's desire, memorial gifts in Mary's name may be made to the Cancer Center of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, c/o HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

Published in Bennington Banner from July 11 to July 13, 2011
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