RUTH "JEAN" DASHNOW COLCHESTER/ WINOOSKI - Ruth "Jean" Dashnow, 77, a longtime resident of Colchester and formerly of Winooski, died peacefully at the home of her son in Milton on Aug. 8, 2014, following a short illness. Jean was born in Morristown on Aug. 14, 1936, the daughter of Paul L. and Elizabeth "Liz" (Fisk) Stewart. She was married in Winooski on March 10, 1956, to Raymond "Buddy" Dashnow, who predeceased her on April 29, 1997. Jean formerly owned and operated Jean's Day Care and later, following raising her children, was proudly employed at IBM. She was a past-president and life-member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, John Ryan Post 1767 Women's Auxiliary. She enjoyed crocheting, pizza and subs nights, and cooking for her family. Like her mom, she enjoyed all birds, especially hummingbirds. She was the "Best Mom in the World," always there to care for and protect her family. Jean is survived by her children, Linda Gover and Len Trombley, Randy Dashnow and Lisa Lapointe, Jay Dashnow and wife, Dianne, and Brent Dashnow and wife, Cara; grandchildren, Travis, Chantelle, Brent II and Chelsea, Nicholas, Brent and Becky, Amber and Keith, Skyler and Kristen, Reeve, and Livia; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Carter, Brooklynne, Landon, Brayden, Owen, Evan, and Lane; brothers, Paul Stewart Jr., and Bobby Rivers; sisters, Pam Rivers, and Sandra Lewia and husband, Gorden; inlaws, Geneva and Marcel Fregeau, and Gerry and John Larivee; and extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her grandson, Carrigan Fitzgerald. A very special thanks to Dr. Marion Couch and Dr. John Wright whom Jean valued and trusted dearly. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Online condolences can be shared with the family at www. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the , Vermont Division, Inc., 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.

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LaVigne Funeral Home
132 Main St Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655-3480

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Aug. 10, 2014