BARRE - Gloria Jean Caton, 68, of Lawrence Avenue, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
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Born on Aug. 5, 1944, in Barre Town, she was the daughter of Arthur T. and Christina (Payne) Jarvis. She attended elementary school in Brookfield and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1962.
On Sept. 2, 1989, she married John Caton in East Montpelier. Following their marriage, they made their home in Williamstown. In 2010, they moved to their home on Lawrence Avenue and spent winters in Fort McCoy, Fla.
In earlier years, Gloria had worked as an administrative assistant for the Command Aircraft Co. in Connecticut and more recently for the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District and National Life Insurance Co., both in Montpelier, in the same capacity.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal of Barre.
Besides wintering in Florida and spending time at their camp on Lake Averill, Gloria enjoyed flower gardening, playing cards, reading and puzzles. Spending time with her family and friends brought her great joy.
She is survived by her husband, John Caton, of Barre; two sons, Shayne Sweet and his wife, Deborah, of Barre, and Randall Sweet and his wife, Cathy, of Williamstown; two stepsons, Kenneth Caton and Keith Caton, both of Windham, Conn.; her stepfather, Richard Kibby, of Barre; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joann Meikle, of Fort McCoy, Fla., Eileen Corriveau and her husband, Raymond, of Williamstown, and Sheila Lunt and her husband, Claude, of Barre; a brother, Robert Jarvis, and his wife, Linda, of Loudonville, N.Y.; nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved dog, Gizmo.
Besides her parents, her granddaughter Amanda predeceased her.
Her funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal in Barre. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 until the time of the funeral. Entombment will take place in the Hooker and Whitcomb vault to await a later burial in the Robinson Cemetery in Calais.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, 39 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on Nov. 27, 2012