MONTPELIER - Jean Redmond Hart, 85, formerly of Pleasant Street and most recently of Heaton Woods, died with her beloved husband by her side on Monday, July 21, 2014.
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She was born on March 30, 1929, in Montpelier, the daughter of Thomas and Katherine (Smith) Redmond. She was a class of 1947 graduate of St. Michael's High School.
On Oct. 8, 1955, she married Stephen Toby Hart at St. Augustine Church. They have two children, Susan and Stephen.
Early in her career she worked as a telephone operator for the telephone company. She worked for several years in the Montpelier city clerk's office until she ran for and was elected as the Montpelier city clerk in 1976. She was re-elected to the position five times and served in that position until her retirement in 1991.
Jean was a lifelong member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. She was previously a longtime member of the Montpelier Emblem Club.
Survivors include her husband, Stephen Toby Hart, of Montpelier; daughter Susan Viens and her husband, Ernest, of Barre Town; three grandchildren, Diana Viens and her fiance, Lucas Laperle, of Montpelier, Stephen Viens, of Northfield, and Krysta Emerson and husband Chris, of Barre Town. She has four great-grandchildren whom she enjoyed very much: Emma and Hannah Brown, and Maverick and Sadie Emerson. She also leaves a sister, Katherine Carpenter, of Burlington; sisters-in-law Polly Redmond and Maria Redmond, of Montpelier, Joan Hart, of Barre; brothers-in-law Paul Cleary, of Massachusetts, and Van Davidson and wife Denise, of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a son, Stephen Hart, in 1978. She was also predeceased by eight siblings, Marjorie Zatlukal, Patricia Cleary, Frances Morse, Madeline Downing, Matthew Redmond, Paul Redmond, Frederick Redmond and Mark Redmond.
She was a lovely, caring, intelligent woman who was always there for her family and friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a spirited woman who knew how to make people laugh.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 28, 2014, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. A gathering meal in her honor will be held immediately following the Mass in the church basement. Committal prayers will be offered following the gathering at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Heaton Woods Activities Fund, c/o Peggy Roque, 10 Heaton St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home - Montpelier
30 School Street Montpelier, VT 05602
Published in Times Argus from July 24 to July 25, 2014