Jane Elizabeth (Powers) Milizia
1929 - 2020
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Jane Elizabeth (Powers) Milizia

Winooski - Jane Elizabeth (Powers) Milizia passed away peacefully at home Thursday, February 27, 2020.

She was born August 18, 1929 in Middletown Springs, Vermont to Jenny (Seger) and Raymond Powers.

Jane attended school in Middletown Springs, graduating from Middletown Springs High School. She attended the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing in Burlington.

She met her future husband Harold Milizia when he was one of her patients. They married in August 1951 and were together until his death in 1991.

Jane is survived by her four children - Margaret Sansone of Shelburne, Michael Milizia and his wife Terry of Barre, Robert Milizia of Colchester and Mark Milizia of South Burlington.

She leaves nine grandchildren, six great grand children, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves former son-in-law Dennis Sansone (North Carolina) and former daughter-in-law Ann (Benoit) Milizia of Colchester, as well as many dear friends.

Jane was pre-deceased by her siblings Raymond, Katherine, John and an infant son.

She found the perfect job as a proofreader for the Burlington Free Press where she was employed for 44 years. The last ten years of her career she was the only proof reader on staff.

During the 1970s Jane also started a business selling cake decorating supplies, called The Cake Top.

After retiring from the Free Press she began working as a proofreader for the VT Business Digest. She was employed until 2019. She also did freelance work for various authors and other publications.

Jane love going for long drives exploring Vermont's back roads and loved taking pictures. Some of her photos were published in the Business Digest - two of which were featured on the cover.

Jane was fiercely proud of her hometown, her Irish heritage and her family. She looked forward to the annual Powers family reunion.

Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 5 at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Winooski from 4 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Stephens Church at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 6. Reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jane's name to the Chittenden County Humane Society.

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Published in The Burlington Free Press from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2020.
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March 6, 2020
Maggie, So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a feisty, remarkable woman!
Wendy LaTulippe
March 5, 2020
Maggie: We were so very sorry to read of your Mother's passing. Our sincere sympathies are enclosed. Prayers to you and your family.

Mary and Dick Cady
Mary Cady
March 3, 2020
Jane was a special woman, an outstanding colleague, and a dear friend. My prayers are with Margaret and all the family. Jane will be missed.
Rebecca Awodey
March 3, 2020
I enjoyed talking with Jane when she worked at the F Free Press. She was very devoted to her work as an excellent proof reader. She took great pride in her part in helping readers understand many important issues.
Kay H Ryder
March 3, 2020
In my 33 years as a member of the Burlington Free Press Sports Department, Jane was not only one of my favorite people but a true unsung hero of journalism. Jane saved us so many times from factual errors, typo errors, grammatical errors, context questions ... Just a wonderful woman and a fantastic proofreader. Thank you, Jane.
Ted Ryan
March 3, 2020
I loved Jane - I looked so forward to her coming in to the Lab. She had that sparkle in her eyes always - My world is better because I met her - You have my heartfelt sympathy. Sincerely - Patti Godburn
March 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Peggy Peeters
March 2, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Anne Milizia
March 2, 2020
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
March 2, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Don and Dianne Fay.
March 2, 2020
Anne Milizia
March 2, 2020
I miss you so much already! I loved how you wanted to hear the news around here. And the exchange of recipes all the time. The way you would tell me HOW to speak! I loved you like a second mother and will always see you that way! Thank you so much for being such a huge part of my life! Love you always!
Anne Milizia
March 2, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of this lovely lady! She was my Aunt always with a smile and smart remark which I loved. I haven't seen you in years but often thought about you all the while smiling. You left a gapping hole in all of our hearts.

You will be missed and always loved.
Gail Crider
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