FRANCES E. LABERGE - BROWNINGTON - Frances E. LaBerge, 75, of Brownington, passed away March 27, 2012 in Newport. She was born on May 16, 1936, in Middlebury, a daughter of William and Lucille (Dorey) Oney. In 1956, she married Robert LaBerge, who predeceased her on July 14, 2003. For many years, Frances and her husband owned an operated Will-O-Wood Camp Grounds in Brownington, where she enjoyed socializing, meeting and greeting many people. Mrs. LaBerge held membership with the Orleans Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf in the Ladies League. She was also a member of St. Theresa's Parish in Orleans. She enjoyed camping, knitting, cards, and mahjong. She wintered in Florida where she was a very active person and she loved family parties and the outdoors. She is survived by her children, Kathy Hickey and her husband, Fred, of Nashua, N.H., Robert LaBerge Jr. and his wife, Sylvie, of Jacksonville, Fla., Richard LaBerge and his wife, Valerie, of Montgomery, Ill., Sue Yeadon and her husband, Kevin, of South Burlington, , Michael LaBerge and his wife, Gina, of Essex, Jeffrey LaBerge and his wife, Cindy, of Brownington, and David LaBerge and his wife, Angel, of Brownington. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Andrew and Ryan Hickey, Jessica and Chad LaBerge, Lesley, Ricky and Gabrielle LaBerge, Margo and Matthew Yeadon, Cody, Adam and Jordan LaBerge, James and Joshua LaBerge, and Chelsey, Shelly, and Seiara Abbott; and by her great-grandchild, Peyton Ludwig. She is survived by her brothers, Howard Gordon and Dorey Gordon and his wife, Marie; her sister, Barbara Berthiume and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by a sister, Jean Ladue. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 12 Elm St., Barton. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Orleans, with the Rev. Timothy Naples celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com
. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans Emergency Unit, in care of Dot Collier, 1327 Dry Pond Rd., Glover, VT 05839.