BARRE - Renette LaBerge Procopio, 59, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening, March 26, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Renette was born in Burlington on Dec. 19, 1953, and grew up in Charlotte. She graduated from Trinity College in 1985 and embarked on a long career as a teacher. She is remembered and cherished by many of her former students. After leaving teaching, she worked for several years as a typesetter at Capital City Press before pursuing a degree as a medical lab technician. She lived in Barre with her daughter Sarah for 25 years.
She is survived by her daughters, Sarah Procopio and Kristine and husband Kelly White; grandchildren Morgan and Garrett White; siblings Leo LaBerge, Gerard and wife Beth LaBerge, Leona LaBerge, Lynne and husband Tom Croto, Donald LaBerge, Marcel LaBerge, Viv LaBerge, Julie and husband Kevin Lusignan, and Colleen McGrath; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and -nephews. She is predeceased by her parents, Reina LaBerge and Leo LaBerge, and siblings Bedette Viens and Roland LaBerge.
Her family wishes to thank the staff at Fletcher Allen for their skilled and caring attention to Renette, especially those in the SICU.
Per Renette's request, there will be no calling hours or service. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, April 20, at the St. John's Club, 9 Central Ave., Burlington, at 1 p.m. Renette wanted this celebration to be full of life and color, so please wear something colorful in her memory.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311, or the
, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Stephen C. Gregory & Son are in charge of arrangements.
Published in Times Argus on Apr. 5, 2013