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JOANNE M. MARTIN - COLCHESTER - Joanne M. Martin, 55, a lifelong resident of Colchester, died at home on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. Joanne was born in Burlington on April 12, 1957, the daughter of Howard and Beatrice (Chamberlain) Wheeler. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1975. On Sept. 29, 2007, she was married in Burlington to Kevin P. Martin. Joanne was employed for many years at Bayside Quik Stop, and most recently at Lund Landscape Service in Colchester. Among her many interests, she enjoyed holidays, cooking, camping, crocheting, and going for rides, but mostly helping others and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. Joanne is survived by her husband, Kevin Martin; son, Benjamin Boisselle and Tanya Badger; daughter, Melissa Boisselle and Larry Carter; grandchildren, Natalie, Diamoneyqua, Destany, Brianna, and Hayleigh; mother, Beatrice Wheeler; brothers and sister, Norbert Wheeler, Rene Wheeler and wife, Kathy, Lynda Wheeler, and Howard Wheeler Jr.; nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was predeceased by her father, Howard Wheeler. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Church Road in Colchester. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , VT Division, 121 Connor Way, Williston, VT 05495.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from May 17 to May 18, 2012
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