BARRE - Jane H. (Paterson) Deuso passed away peacefully at home April 8, 2012, after a courageous battle with leukemia. She is now with Lord Jesus. Jane was born in Barre on Feb, 1, 1942, to Helen (Lord) and John Paterson. One of four children, she attended Barre schools and aside from a brief stay in Maine, lived her entire life in Barre. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1960 and was married to Richard Deuso that same year. They divorced in 1987. Jane worked for Concord Group Insurance in Berlin for many years and later for Vermont Mutual Insurance in Montpelier, where she retired from in 2011. She was also a long-time employee of JC Penney in Berlin, working part-time in catalogue. Usually when people met Jane for the first time, she made a lasting impression upon them. She made numerous friends in her active life, and stayed in contact with former classmates. When out and about with Jane, her family was always amazed at how many people would stop and talk with her; she knew so many people. Parents of children at her grandkids' sporting events would definitely remember her as a vocal supporter!
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She is survived by her children Donna Lea of John's Island, S.C., Diane Yearman of Barre, Sharon Deuso of Barre, and David Deuso of Rouse's Point, N.Y.; siblings James Paterson, Richard Paterson and Mary Ann Bowen, all of Barre, and many nieces and nephews. Her parents pre-decease her. Jane's seven grandchildren Christina, Shannon, Calan, Alyssa, Braden, Emily and Lucas and three great-grandchildren Cassidy, Bradley and Abbey will all miss their Nana. She filled their lives with love, and she was very proud of them. Family always came first with Jane, and whenever possible she strived to be with them, especially the grandchildren. She also loved beating her children at Scrabble, taking long drives and going out to eat with her friends.
A service and celebration of Jane's life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church located at 78 Summer St. in Barre, on April 21 at 2 p.m.
Hooker-Whitcomb Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, Jane requested that donations be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice.
Published in Times Argus from April 10 to April 12, 2012