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PATRICIA M. AZUR - ST. JOHNSBURY - Patricia M. Azur, of St. Johnsbury, formerly of Montpelier, passed away on Sept. 27, 2013. Patty was born in Newport on March 14, 1934, the daughter of Thomas J. and Nellie (Handy) Azur. She was a member of St. Augustine Parish in Montpelier, and more recently Corpus Christi Parish in St. Johnsbury. Patty lived most of her life in Montpelier, with her mother, Nellie, sister, Ann, and brother, Thomas. They recently moved to St. Johnsbury to be closer to their family. Patty worked for National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier for many years, and had attained the position of Credit Union President. Patty very much enjoyed vacationing with her sister, Ann, and cousins, Marion and Isabelle Handy. Patty always looked forward to our annual family vacations to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, with her sister, brother, nieces and nephews. Her entire life, Patty was giving and loving, and the family "go to" person for advice. Patty was happiest when she was surrounded by family. Survivors include her dear sister, Ann Marie, and brother, Thomas, of St. Johnsbury; brother-in-law, Gerald Willey; nieces, Roseanna and husband, Stephen Bennett, Denise and husband, Bruce Whitehead, and Michelle and husband, Doug Urie; nephews, Anthony Willey and wife, Judith, Chris Willey and wife, Kilee, and Schuyler Azur, all of whom were more like her children; 16 great-nieces and nephews; 12 great-great-nieces and nephews; numerous cousins; and her very special friend and cousin, Janet Dutil. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Nancy Willey; and brother, Phillip Azur. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at, and go to Patty's obituary. Contributions in her memory may be made to her favorite charity, National Shrine of St. Jude Claretian Missionaries, 205 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60606, or

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Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street  Montpelier, VT 05602
(802) 223-2751
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 30, 2013
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