Jean H. Spasyk

MONTPELIER - Jean Hall Spasyk, 93, of Independence Green, died Monday morning, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside.

Born April 9, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y., she was the daughter of Raymond A. and Anna (French) Hall. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1942 with a bachelor's degree in music.

On Feb. 22, 1943, she married Army Lt. John J. Spasyk in Burlington. Most of their married life had been spent in Stowe, Essex Junction and Cabot, Vt., where John retired as principal of the Cabot elementary and high schools. He died Aug. 19, 1982.

Jean had been a second-grade schoolteacher for many years in Marshfield and Cabot.

Survivors include her daughter, Marko Russell, of Montpelier, and son Michael A. Spasyk and his wife, Joan, of Williston, as well as six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is her sister, Nancy Baldwin, of Rochester, N.Y.; her brother, R. Avery Hall, of Burlington; and nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, John, she was predeceased by her son Peter Spasyk.

Later inurnment will be made with her late husband in the Columbarium in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.

Per her wishes, there are no services planned.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Foodbank, 33 Parker Road, Barre, VT 05641.

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting her family with the arrangements.

Funeral Home

Hooker & Whitcomb Funeral Home
7 Academy Street Barre, VT 05641
(802) 476-3203

Published in Times Argus on Oct. 10, 2013