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RITA ELIZABETH MYRICK - BRIDPORT - Rita Elizabeth Myrick, 86, of Bridport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Middlebury on April 6, 1929, the daughter of Albert E. Counter and Margaret (Lacey) Counter. On May 30, 1950, she married Robert L. Myrick Sr. of Bridport where they spent their lives on the family farm. She was a devoted wife and mother having raised nine children. Her hobbies and interests included bingo, bowling and horseshoes of which she became quite proficient at. She had a passion for gardening, bird watching and a love for cooking and baking for her family and friends. She loved needlework, and maintaining family photo albums and you may have occasionally spotted her at a casino. Rita was an integral part of the Myrick family sugaring operation. She was also a member of St. Bernadette's Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She was always happy to support friends and neighbors in need. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert Myrick; four daughters, Mary Paquette, Nancy Myrick, Susan Gilbert, and Lori Myrick; three sons, Larry Myrick and wife, Tammy, Stephen Myrick and wife, Cindy, and Dennis Myrick and wife, Andrea; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Helen Betourney and Alice Pennella. She was predeceased by two sons, Stanley and Dana Myrick; and siblings, Matthew, Loretta, Ruth, Leo, Lawrence, and Marie. The family extends sincere gratitude to the wonderful staff at both the Memory Care unit at Porter Nursing Home and Wintergreen North Residential Care Home in Brandon, for their compassionate care of our mother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Middlebury on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Beaudin as the celebrant. Burial will follow at the Bridport Central Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Bridport Community Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home. Online condolences at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com . In lieu of flowers, donations in Rita's memory may be made to Sisters of Mercy, c/o Local Coordinator, 100 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401; or Hospice Volunteer Services, PO Box 772, 63 Maple St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
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KAY BARBOUR SCHMOKEL - SHELBURNE - Kay Barbour Schmokel, age 76, died on April 24, 2015, in the Residence at Shelburne Bay, Shelburne. Kay was born on Feb. 23, 1939, and grew up in Lafayette, LA. Kay was the daughter of musicians who were also teachers of music. Her father was a music professor at the University of Louisiana, and her mother taught music in public schools. Kay played the cello and was an accomplished pianist. Kay's main interest was in helping others, so she majored in sociology and piano, and sang in a trio, at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in order to become a social worker. She met her first husband, James R. Barbour, of Chatham, N.J., at Fort Polk in Louisiana where she was employed by the American Red Cross as a social worker, and also served at several other military installations in the South. Kay and Jim moved to Lambertville, N.J., where Kay became a teacher in the town's elementary school. She began graduate work in order to gain teacher certification, and earned a Master's degree from the College of New Jersey. Kay's life goal, in her words, was reached when Keith and Shelley were born 14 months apart, and the new family greatly enjoyed living in a lovely house in a rural setting. Her children were the loves of Kay's life. She was always busy, studious, and loving. Intense at home mothering, creating a wonderful and adoring home life, cooking delicious meals, cleaning, working, studying for graduate school, nurturing and teaching her children about the world and unconditional love, all with music playing in the background. In 1974, the Barbour family moved to Vermont, where Jim became a professor at the University of Vermont. Working together, Kay and Jim restored a Victorian home, then built a house, both in Jericho, and subsequently became deeply involved with the community. During their early years in Vermont, Kay began graduate work in the area of special education, gaining a Master's degree in Psychology from St. Michael's College, while teaching in local schools. Kay ultimately became the Director of Special Education at Burlington High School. Kay's last job before retirement was as a Special Education Administrator in Hardwick, and she was quite involved in the regional VCSEA group. As a teacher and administrator, Kay also enjoyed mentoring young colleagues. In 1984, Kay married Wolfe Schmokel, a Professor of History at the University of Vermont. Kay and Wolfe retired to Wolfeboro, N.H., where they immersed themselves in the community, playing bridge, and making wonderful friends. They then made their way back to Vermont, living out their remaining years. Kay grew up playing bridge, cards, and games, with her mother, and subsequently became an exceptional bridge player. She enjoyed playing cribbage, backgammon, and Scrabble, and did not lose often (but might, if it made them feel better). Every community Kay has ever lived in; she volunteered at the local library, frequently joining their boards, and did volunteer gardening projects around town. Kay loved the library and would often spend hours looking through the shelves, and filling her back seat with all the books she would read and look through every week. She was a vociferous reader, who loved mysteries. Kay pored over Booklist and reviews to find new reads, and gifts for others to nourish their interests. Every home Kay has ever made included creating and cultivating beautiful gardens. She was constantly amazed by plant life, filling them with color, scents, bird feeders, and as many daylily cultivars she could find. Kay was a gifted photographer, always capturing the life around her. She created a loving pictorial history of her children and family by making several cherished photo albums. After her children left home, she continued to take pictures of her gardens, pets, animals, birds, and beautiful scenery that left her in awe, whether at home, or traveling. Kay's love of music was a gift she passed on to all around her. Throughout her life, she collected hundreds of albums, tapes, and CD's, ranging from Carreras to Grieg to Nina Simone to Neil Diamond to Pink Floyd. Kay loved crossword puzzles, British murder mysteries, movies, The New York Times (Tuesday's Science section was her favorite), reading about the latest technologies, making gorgeous Crewel pictures of flowers and bucolic scenes, maps, lots of ice cubes, Hellman's Mayonnaise, the mystery of the ocean, seashells, birds, animals, yard sales, antiques, listening to loud music in her car, and complimenting people. Adorable, beautiful, wonderful, cute, and I love you, were the words we heard most from Kay. Her favorite food was ice cream. Kay's dry wit, ability to get to the pith, appreciation of life's absurdities, silliness, outrageous sense of humor even in the darkest times, infectious laugh, and the twinkle she always had in her eyes, have made our hearts a little less broken. And, as Kay always said, "Everything will be okay." Kay was predeceased by her parents, Priscilla and Keith Hester; sister, Judy Jones; and husband, Wolfe Schmokel. She is survived by her daughter, Shelley Barbour; son, Keith Babour and wife, Suzanne, and their daughter, Lena; sister, Hope Brayden; and former husband, James R. Barbour. A celebration of Kay's life will be held at a later date, and will be announced in the Burlington Free Press. Kay's family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Residence at Shelburne Bay for the kind and loving care they provided to Kay in her final months. Thanks to the medical staff of the Hospice Program of the Visiting Nurse Association. Thanks to our family and lifelong friends who have gotten us through. We ask that you think of Kay when you're working in your gardens this spring. As Emerson once said, "The earth laughs in flowers." And that laughter is probably coming from Kay.
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KRIS LEWIS CARLSON - WILLISTON - Kris Lewis Carlson, 66, of Williston, died peacefully in the Vermont Respite House on May 1, 2015. Kris was born on June 27, 1948, in Plattsburgh, N.Y., the son of Charles Arthur and Joyce Ruth (Lewis) Carlson. He was drafted by the Army and served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. His love for cars and problem solving led him to teach Industrial Arts and Science as well as Automotive Technology at Burlington High School and Burlington Technical Center from 1978 to 1990. He then started and developed the Automotive Technology Program at Vermont Technical College in 1990 and taught until 1994. He changed career paths and started working for Snap On Industrial until his retirement. In his spare time, Kris had a love of antique Buick cars, gardening, woodworking, and was a "jack-of-all-trades" for his family members, whom he was never too busy for. Kris is survived by his best friend and soul mate, Sandra B. Marcotte of Williston, and her son, Eric R. Marcotte and wife, Sherry, of Kentucky; daughter, Erica Carlson Houghton, and grand- children, Ella Marie Houghton and Riley Carlson Houghton, of Milton; sister, Mary Richer and husband, Ron, of Colchester; brother, Paul Carlson of Williston; brother, Eric Carlson and wife, Deb, of St. Albans; sister, Lori Arango and husband, Bill, of South Burlington; and a large extended family. He was predeceased by his father in 1970; and mother in 2012. The family would like to extend their most heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Chris Anker and Dr. Steven Ades and all of the nursing and support staff at UVM Medical Center. We also would like to thank Dr. Jaina Clough and the staff at the Vermont Respite House who cared for Kris. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. To send online condolences please visit www.readyfuneral.com . Those who wish to make contributions in his memory please consider The Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
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JOEL RAYMOND PLASTRIDGE - BURLINGTON - Joel "Joey" Raymond Plastridge, age 57, of Burlington, passed peacefully on Saturday morning, May 2, 2015, after a long courageous battle with Leukodystrophy. Joel was born on July 24, 1957, in Burlington. He was a parishioner at St. Anthony's Catholic Church. One of Joel's most proud accomplishments was achieving The Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus as well as being a member of their Honor Guard. Among Joel's passions in life were his love of fishing, bowling, NASCAR (Go Jimmie Johnson 48), the Boston Red Sox, Bruins, and New England Patriots. Joel also loved spending time with his best friends, Cindy Windy and Dan the Man. Joel was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife, Penny Plastridge, who passed just nine days before on April 23, 2015. He was also predeceased by his father, Raymond A. Plastridge; mother, Agnes "Mae" Davis Plastridge; and his daughter, Nikki. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Roger Mann Jr. of Waterville; mother-in-law, Patty "Mom" and husband, George Shortsleeves, of Williston; uncle, Robert Plastridge of Graniteville; and his cherished granddaughter, Zoie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com . A special Thank You to Howard Center, especially the very involved and supportive team called The Service Coordination Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Howard Center for an annual Boston Red Sox trip for people with Intellectual Disabilities. Donations can be sent Attn.: Dan Smith, 102 South Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
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LEONARD M. CHASE, JR. -- WILLISTON - Leonard M. Chase, Jr., 60, of Williston, passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in the UVM Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Burlington on March 8, 1955, the son of the late Leonard M. Chase, Sr., and Alice M. Shortsleeve. He was married to Deborah Carr on Sept. 15, 1979, at the Federated Church in Williston. Leonard worked for the State of Vermont Corrections Department for over 28 years doing a variety projects from running a furniture shop to taking over the print shop when it was asked of him; he also ran York Capacitor, and for a while he was a Furniture Sales Assistant. He was going to be moving into small engines when his illness struck. He was a jack-of-all-trades for VCI. Leonard never turned down a challenge to learn something new, he always took it head on; like when he had learn to sew so that he could open up a Garment Shop at the women's prison in South Burlington. Leonard always hoped that with all the industries he ran that he helped even just a few to go on to have productive and successful lives outside of the prison system, that was always his goal. Leonard loved the outdoors and would spend many a day after work and weekends weeding his vegetable gardens, hot peppers and green tail onions were his favorite to grow. He would love taking walks around the woods and his property and just look at things. He truly did love nature. He would love to look out and see all the deer that used to frequent our backyard, he loved living in the woods and seeing all the wildlife, he would plant extra vegetables in his gardens because as he said, we moved into their home and the animals need to eat too. Leonard was such a kind and caring man and would do anything to help, he was also very supportive of anything his wife wanted to do, which is something she will be eternally grateful for, no one could have asked for a better man or husband. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Chase of Williston; daughter, Star Chase and husband, Shawn Gay, of Pueblo, Colo.; grandson, Darby Palmer; two sisters, Genevieve Boyer and husband, David, of Monkton, and Alice Boyer of Lake Elmore; nieces, Jennifer Taylor and husband, Chris, of Milton, and Annie Lunn and husband, Odysseus Manzi, of Colchester; and numerous other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Nancy Chase and Bonnie Chase. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. There will be no funeral service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in East Cemetery, Williston. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com .
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YOLANDA V. YENKAVITCH - MONTPELIER - Yolanda V. Yenkavitch passed away on May 1, 2015, after a full and loving life of 100 years, surrounded by family in the Woodridge Nursing Home, Montpelier. Mom was born on Jan. 17, 1915, in Montpelier, the daughter of Francesco Vignocchi and Elena Bonazzi Vignocchi. Her childhood was spent on her parent's farm in Montpelier, days she always spoke of with particular happiness. She graduated from Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture in Boston, Mass., receiving a Certificate of Distinction at the Academy Style Show. On Aug. 11, 1943, she married Private Joseph J. Yenkavitch, Sr., and used her hairdressing skills at the various bases in the south where he was stationed. She returned to Vermont after her husband was shipped overseas to the European Theater. When her husband returned from the service, they both settled in Norwood, Mass., and raised their family. She spent those years working at the A&P supermarket in Norwood and then at the Roach Brothers supermarket in Westwood, Mass. Throughout, her main goal was always giving entirely of herself to her family. Her greatest achievement rests here. Mom gave to her family the deepest love anyone could hope to expect. And always, everyone could expect a wonderful dose of her subtle sense of humor. She was a woman with no hate in her heart and saw all people as worthy of respect. Hers was truly a successful life. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her adopted son, Cyril Yenkavitch; and sister, Mary Decarreau. She leaves behind her children, Joseph Yenkavitch and his wife, Anne Marie, Elaina Yenkavitch, and Charles Yenkavitch and Sherry Gallison; grandson, Jason Yenkavitch and his wife, Kerry; granddaughter, Michelle Noonan and her husband, Adam; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Mae Yenkavitch, and Parker and Nora Noonan; nephew, Francis Decarreau; and mother of her grandchildren, Laura Yenkavitch. We also want to thank the staff at the Woodridge Nursing Home for being so caring during her time there. A mother's love is something that no one can explain. It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain, it is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may, For nothing can destroy it or take that love away. - Helen Steiner Rice A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Guare & Sons/Barber & Lanier Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier, and interment will follow at Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier. Online condolences may be sent to www.guareandsons.com . Donations can be sent to the ALS Foundation, NNE Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry St., Concord, NH 03301; or to Woodridge Nursing Home, PO Box 550, Barre, VT 05641; or to HomeShare of Vermont.
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MADELEINE ANDREA RAINVILLE - HIGHGATE CENTER - Madeleine Andrea Rainville, age 84, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, in the Homestead Pillsbury Senior Community in St. Albans, with her family at her side. She was born on March 16, 1931, in Franklin, the daughter of the late Henri and Nellie (Monfette) Bouchard. Madeleine attended schools in Franklin and Canada. She married Norbert Rainville on May 26, 1951, and made their home in Highgate where they worked the farm and raised their family. She was a member of St. Louis Parish, the Ladies of Saint Anne, and the "Homemakers" Home Dem. Madeleine was a great cook and baker. She enjoyed gardening, berry picking, freezing and canning her produce. She sewed, mended, crocheted, knitted and read many nonfiction books. She also enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and ballroom dancing with Norbert. She most enjoyed the family gatherings throughout the years. She was a most loving and selfless model for her entire family for which she had great pride. She is survived by her children, Donald Rainville and wife, Bonnie, of Franklin, Marguerite Noel and husband, Richard, of Highgate, Robert Rainville and wife, Denise, of North Clarendon, Charles Rainville and wife, Cindy, of South Burlington, and Henry Rainville and wife, Kelly, of Highgate; grandchildren, Justin Rainville and wife, Sara, Jamie Rainville, Eric Noel and wife, Hannah, Sarah Larose, Norbert Noel and wife, Sharon, Amanda Anderson and husband, Timothy, Emily Gage and husband, James, Andrea Carpenter and husband, Ryan, Ryan Rainville, Joel Rainville, Kyle Rainville, Devin Rainville and wife, Ashley, Ian Rainville, and Dylan Rainville; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Emma Rainville, Madeleine and Calvin Noel, Adeleine Larose, Bailey, Jake and Hunter Noel, Wyatt and Calleigh Anderson, Shannon, Lindsay and Audrey Gage, and Paul Carpenter; one sister, Ryta Bouchard-Grenier of Brossard, Quebec; sisters-in-law, Aline Bouchard of Franklin, Marie Jeanne Benoit of Sheldon, Monique Rainville of Franklin, and Theresa Begnoche and husband, Marcel, of Highgate; brothers-in-law, Joachim Rainville and wife, Lorraine, of Highgate, and Andre Laroche of Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. Madeleine was predeceased by her husband, Norbert; parents, Henri and Nellie Bouchard; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mae and Henry Rainville; sisters, Marie Paule Roy and husband, Raymond, Therese Pierce and husband, Philip, and Marguerite Bouchard; brothers, Paul Bouchard and wife, Cecile, and Philip Bouchard; sistersin-law, Bernadette Tremblay and husband, Hector, and Mae Anne Laroche; and brothers-in-law, Lucien Rainville and Marcel Benoit. Madeleine's family would like to thank Uncle Joe and Aunt Lorraine Rainville for all of their support and companionship. Also, the staff of the Franklin Carriage House and Jeanne Rainville, her caregiver there, where she lived for two years; the staff of the Northwestern Medical Center where she received great care; Franklin County Home Health Agency; Homestead Pillsbury, where she spent the last five months in the most caring environment from all the staff members; and Bayada Hospice for their special care and compassion. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. from St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, 186 Lamkin St., Highgate Center. Fr. Marcel R. Rainville, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Rainville family lot in Saint Louis Cemetery. Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that gifts in Madeleine's memory be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston 05495. To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com .
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MADELINE VICTORINE (JETTE) MCDERMOTT - ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt./LAKELAND, Fla. - Madeline Victorine (Jette) McDermott, age 82, passed away Thursday evening, April 30, 2015, at her home with her loving family at her side. Madeline left the world as she lived her life, with dignity and grace. Madeline was born in St. Albans on Sept. 6, 1932, the daughter of the late Henry and Mabel (Columb) Jette. She grew up in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School as valedictorian of her class. In 1952, Madeline earned her Registered Nurse license from DeGoesbriand Hospital and worked as a nurse for a short time before she married the love of her life, Stanley "Buzz" McDermott, Jr. They moved to Enosburg Falls in 1956, where they raised their five children. Madeline enjoyed spending the summers at the family camp on Lake Carmi. Madeline co-owned a milk hauling company, McDermott's Transportation, with her husband, Buzz. In the '60s, the logo "MT" was created for McDermott's Transportation, although some employees and friends affectionately coined the business "Madeline's Trucks." Buzz and Madeline's two sons, Mark and Peter, continued to run the company after Buzz's retirement. Madeline loved traveling. She and Buzz traveled to many destinations, until Buzz's death in 1994. In recent years, she and her children took wonderful trips including traveling to Alaska and Ireland. During the past two summers, Madeline fulfilled her lifelong dream of traveling to Europe in the company of friends. Madeline was a member of the Modern Dozen 500 card club for decades. She took up golf in her 60's and was a member of the Enosburg Falls Country Club and the Highland Fairways Golf Club, where she hit a hole-in-one. She learned to play bridge in her 70's and enjoyed her bridge clubs in Florida and Vermont. Life was a never-ending learning experience for Madeline. Madeline loved life! In 1996, Madeline became a snowbird and spent her winters in Lakeland, Fla. She was very active in the Highland Fairways community and enjoyed her many new-found Florida friends. She met James "Jim" Miller in her new community. Madeline was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls, Vt., and Resurrection Catholic Church in Lakeland, Fla. Madeline was extremely devoted to her family. She made her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren feel loved and her love was unconditional. Madeline is survived by her children, Mark McDermott and companion, Tammy Baisley, of Enosburg Falls, Nancy McDermott and husband, Joe Seguin, of Newark, Vt., Mary Ann McDermott of St. Albans, Patricia McDermott and husband, Robert Anderson, of Enosburg Falls, and Peter McDermott and wife, Beth, of Enosburg Falls; grandchildren, Maureen, Helen, Alice and Isabelle McDermott, Anna Starr O'Shea, Leah Starr Finch, Seth Starr, Trish Adams, Isaac Foote, Adrea Elomri, Padriac Parent, Jeffrey, Jessica and Kaylah McDermott; great-grandchildren, Emily and Wyatt Adams, Ayla and Arie Elomri, Ryker and Tenley Foote, and Ellery O'Shea; sister, Rosemary Stanley of Highgate; brother, Edmund Jette of Jacksonville, Ark.; brother-in-law, Philip Boudreau of Franklin; sister-in-law, Ruth Titemore of Franklin; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends. Besides her parents, Madeline was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Stanley "Buzz" McDermott; husband of five years, James Miller; great-grandsons, Parker, Brandon and Jacob Adams; sister, Pauline Boudreau; sister-in-law, Beverly Jette; and brotherin-law, Bruce Stanley. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 12 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 222 Missisquoi St., Enosburg Falls, with the Rev. Roger Charbonneau celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg Falls. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Messages of condolence may be sent to Madeline's family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com . For those who wish, contributions in Madeline's memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency - Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
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NINA MYERS HOLTON - ESSEX JUNCTION - Nina Myers Holton, 87, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in The University of Vermont Medical Center. Born May 13, 1927, in Shaftsbury, Vt., where she attended local schools, she was the daughter of Abel W. and Theresa (Senecal) Harrington. On Oct. 14, 1945, Nina married James T. Myers and from that marriage they had three children: Dianna, Sandra, and Steven. After James' death on May 26, 1963, she then married Richard Holton on July 10, 1967, and from that marriage her son, Matthew, was born. After divorcing in 1984, Nina then picked up roots and moved north to the Burlington area where she became employed with IBM of Essex Junction until retiring at the age of 72 in 1999. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra Myersp; and her sons, Steven Myers and his husband, Don "Les" Church, and Matthew Holton and his wife, Nicole. Also surviving her are seven grandchildren, Denise Mattat, Wendy Coulter, Tina Niles, David Niles, Elijah Shephard Church, and Meagan Myers and Jadyn Holton who both held special places in their grandmother's heart; four sisters-in-law, Ellen Statia of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Marilynne Harrington, Theresa B. Harrington, and Viola Myers all of Shaftsbury; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, James T. Myers; her brothers, Clifford and Abel E. Harrington; and her eldest daughter, Dianna Niles. No matter where she lived or worked, Nina made friends easily and attracted people to her with her beautiful smile and love of life. Some of her favorite pastimes were playing cards, backyard cook outs, and watching her children and grandchildren succeed and strive in sports. The Boston Red Sox and Denver Broncos were her favorite teams. Per her wishes there will be no calling hours. Internment of her ashes will be in the Center Shaftsbury Cemetery at a date to be determined. At that time the family, per her wishes, will have a party for friends and family to laugh and remember her life.
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