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MYRTLE LILLIAN ALLARD - COLCHESTER - Myrtle "Mert" Lillian Allard, 74, died Monday evening, April 30, 2012, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home, in Colchester. Mert was born on April 17, 1938, in Burlington, the daughter of Fred and Sylvia ( Mashteare ) Ratta. She was married to Roger Allard on Sept. 24, 1954. She had worked for General Electric, and later VSAC, for many years. Mrs. Allard is survived by her children, Robin Allard and her husband, Jim Bagdon of Williston, Kim Poirier and her husband, Kevin of Milton, and Tanya Cushing and her husband, Terry of Woodbury. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Christopher Allard, Kadie Poirier, Cameron Poirier and his girlfriend, Cassie Gordon, Casey Cushing and his girlfriend, Caitlin Zeno, Taylor Cushing and Jamie Spencer; her great- grandchildren, Alexis Marshall, Carter Poirier and Keen Zeno; and by several nieces and nephews and her special friend, Susan Castor, who always looked out for Mert. Mert was predeceased by her husband, Roger, on June 26, 2000; a daughter, Sharron Allard Spencer, who died on Oct. 27, 1996; and her siblings, Alfred Ratta, Sherry Germain and Rose Vukoder. At Mert's request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at St. Francis Cemetery in Winooski, at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made to www.minorfh.com. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Green Mountain Nursing Home Activities Fund, 475 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on May 2, 2012
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