JESSICA LYNN BRUNELLE - WINOOSKI - Jessica Lynn Brunelle, 38, of Winooski, Vt., and Oklahoma City, Okla., died unexpectedly in her sleep at her home in Oklahoma on May 4, 2014, due to complications from diabetes. Jessica was born in Burlington on May 10, 1975, the daughter of Raymond and Cecile (Leclerc) Brunelle. She was a graduate of Winooski High School, Class of 1993. Jessica was diagnosed at the age of 10 with Juvenile Type 1 diabetes and lived her life battling this disease each and every day. Jessica lived her life fully and loved to be in the spotlight. Even early on as a child, she always walked around on her tiptoes singing every jingle from the TV while putting on her own little show. She had a remarkable wit, loved to laugh and had a charm and spunk all her own. She loved to meet up with old friends, make new friends, and her love of travel had shown her many parts of the country. Jessica grew up in Winooski and spent most of her adult life in Vermont. However, in recent years, she had moved to Phoeniz, Ariz., and in July 2013, moved to Oklahoma City for a new position with UPS. She was very proud of her work and promotion with this move and had been taking college courses to strive for continued success within that company and her life. Jessica is survived by her parents, Raymond and Cecile Brunelle of Winooski; sister, Melinda and husband, Samuel Elmadjian, of Stratford, Conn.; brother, Dwayne and wife, Ashley, of Austin, Ariz.; brother, Shawn and fiancee, Barb Depo, of Winooski; niece, Shauna and husband, Greg Bates; nephew, Kyle and fiancee, Susan Thomas; and niece, Samantha Elmadjian. Jessica was blessed with an extended family of many uncles, aunts and cousins. She touched so many of their lives as they did hers. Jessica was the joy of our lives, the sparkle in our eyes, and is now our shining star. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd., Essex Junction. Visitation will be Monday, May 19, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., Winooski. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com. Donations in Jessica's name may be made to the
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Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service
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Published in The Burlington Free Press from May 14 to May 15, 2014