LUCILLE BARRETT JARVIS
FUNERAL HOME
Ready Funeral Service, Inc.
261 Shelburne Road
Burlington, VT
LUCILLE BARRETT JARVIS BURLINGTON - A selfless and extraordinary life ended early Thursday morning, Dec. 9, 2010, when Lucille (LuLu) Barrett Jarvis, beloved wife, best friend, and invaluable business partner of her husband, Merrill, passed away after courageously struggling for five months following surgery. She died peacefully at her Burlington home surrounded by members of her devoted family. Mrs. Jarvis' lifelong bonds to her children, her relatives, her friends, and to Vermonters throughout the state leave a towering testimony to her generosity and kindness. Her life began on March 15, 1938, when she was born the second of five children to Ulderic J. and Lillian (Izor) Barrett. LuLu spent her childhood developing a passion for people, an excellent work ethic, and a fierce independence. She understood loyalty and friendship; and thanks to the lessons taught to Lucille by her parents, she grew into a respected and valued member of the community. What was particularly inspiring about those early years was the fact that those who knew Lucille as a youngster remained close to her for the rest of her days. It became a privilege and an honor to enter and to remain a member of her extended family. On Sept. 24, 1956, LuLu married Merrill G. Jarvis, the great love of her life. Together, this inseparable couple created a business world that is the Merrill Theatre Corporation of which she was Vice- President and co-owner. It wasn't just that the Jarvis family brought a great film legacy to our community, but that they did it by catering to the needs and desires of the people they served. In essence, they always gave more than they received. The deeds and contributions of this irreplaceable woman can be found in the people whose lives she touched. Lucille is survived by her husband, Merrill; five children, Merrill G. Jarvis III (and his partner, Madana Makhani), Richard (Cheryl) Jarvis, William (Cheri) Jarvis, Diane Jarvis, and Daniel (Victoria) Jarvis. LuLu was also blessed when it came to her siblings, Theresa Greenough, Mary Jane (Lawrence) Major, John (Barbara) Barrett, George (Stephanie) Barrett, and James (Roberta) Barrett. In addition, this beautiful and thoughtful woman had the joy of having 12 grand- children and four great- grandchildren. Adding still further to her happiness were four brothers-in-law, James Jarvis, George (Patricia) Jarvis, Steven (Nancy) Jarvis, and Timothy McCarvell. Lucille found pleasure as well from her sisters-in-law, Maureen Companion and Melanie McCarvell. Space does not permit the names of her countless and treasured nieces, nephews, and Godchildren. LuLu was predeceased by her parents. At Lucille's request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude's Church on Route 116 in Hinesburg. Pallbearers will be Lucille's grandsons, William, Eric, Joshua, and Alex. In lieu of flowers, you may send donations in Lucille's name to St. Jude's Parish, 10759 RT. 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461. The Jarvis family wishes to thank Louise Brown for all she did for their family. Private graveside service will be held at the convenience of her family at a later date. Assisting her family is the Ready Funeral Service, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com.

Published by The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 10, 2010.
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To all of the family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Lucille, she was a very special lady. Shirley Tremblay Sitki, Tampa FL
Shirley Sitki
December 15, 2010
Merrill and Family
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Lucille was a special lady! You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
God Bless
Cindy King
December 14, 2010
Hi Merrill,
I am so sorry to read about Lucille's death. I have so many wonderful memories of you two in your office out at the theaters on Williston Road and the wonderful entertainment you provided for so many years. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your whole extended family. I know this is a great loss to you all.
Fondly, Sue Crowley
December 14, 2010
Merril, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She must have been a very lovely lady from the comments I have read. My daughter Lindsay works for you and she has told me that it has been a very difficult time for you. Thank you for taking such good care of my daughter. My prayers are with you and your family.
Jeannine Blum (Lindsay Fantom's Mom)
Jeannine Blum
December 13, 2010
LuLu was a gem. All who knew her are better persons because of her. No matter how bad you felt or stormy your mood, 2 minutes talking with LuLu would bring a smile to your face and a lift to your spirits. They really broke the mold when she was born. My thoughts and prayers are with you Merrill and your family.
Peter Collins
December 13, 2010
To all the Jarvis family: God be with you at this time. Iremember your Mother from Hair Express when I worked there. I enjoyed seeing everyone when they came in to get their cut or some service. Also I had the privilege of assisting the nurses in taking care of her on Baird 6 when she was a patient there at one point. What a wonderful woman. God love her and your family. Sincerely, Debbie MaGee-Lewis
Debbie MaGee=Lewis
December 13, 2010
Don Merril,Merril, Madana, Dianne and to the entire Jarvis family, we mourn the loss of our dear Doña Lulu from Puerto Rico. Our love and thoughts are with you all. We will miss her deeply. Ive, Toñi, Valentina & Max.
Carmen Mudafort
December 12, 2010
Dear Mr.Jarvis and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all,I deeply feel your sorrow.
Bless you all, Jeanie Gracey
Jeanie Gracey
December 12, 2010
Vermont has lost a great lady...
Linda Herbert-Blair
December 12, 2010
Jarvis family:

Please know that you are in my thoughts, and in my heart at this most difficult time. Mrs. Jarvis was very kind, and caring towards my son Scott when he was a teen working for the Jarvis family.

Sincerely,

Nancy Davis
December 12, 2010
Dear Jarvis and Barrett families,
It's very hard to put into words the sympathy we feel for you at this difficult time but we hope this lets you know how sorry we are and how much we care. We are keeping you in our thoughts.
Bob & Marion (Izor) Coffin & family
December 11, 2010
Jarvis family, Diane, Merrill Jr.
Through all the time that has passed (18 yrs?) I have often though of your mom over the years, and often. What a special lady she was. She was always willing to help and lend a hand to whom ever needed it. She always made lots of jokes to keep us laughing especially to those who may be having a bad day. She made me feel really really welcome when i was around. She was just such a special lady, one whom i will never forget, ever!!! Kari Swierz/Goodlin
Kari Swierz/Goodlin
December 11, 2010
Dear Merrill and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lucille was an amazing women who touched us all how fortunate we all were to have known her.
Ed and Dale Loeffler
December 11, 2010
DEAR JARVIS FAMILY,I REMEMBER HER THE MOST FROM THE GALAXY SIX DAYS.SHE WAS A GREAT LADY. TOM ORTH SOUTH BURLINGTON VT
December 11, 2010
Dear Diane,
I heard the sad news about your Mother. It has been 27 years since I last saw her (or you) and remember her vividly. She was a pillar of strength in your family, most generous and a true matriarch.
Wising you and your family courage and strength to get through this very difficult time.
Aviva Rothman Reuter
December 11, 2010
Dear Merrill, Sandi and I are are truly saddened for everyones loss of Lucy. She was quite the gal. We still hold fond remories of all of us strolling the casinos of Vegas and her lessons on how to play the slots and roulette. We are sorry we could not be with you on her day of rememberence. Will talk soon.
Sandi & Marty Zides
December 11, 2010
Dear Merrill and entire Jarvis Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are sincerely with you at this time. Lucille was a wonderful person - truly an icon - and she will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.
Tom Crowley and Family
December 11, 2010
Merrill and Family, I was deeply saddened by the news of Lucille's passing. Lucille was like a mother to me during my difficult teen years and she and Merrill took my under their wings and helped teach me some of life's difficult lessons. Lucille was a great person with a big heart and she will always be remembered. God Bless You All, Russ Barone
Russell Barone
December 11, 2010
Our condolences to the Jarvis and Barrett families.
Rich & Terri Feeley
December 11, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now, and in the days ahead.
Sincerely,
Neil and Donna Zuchowski
Neil and Donna Zuchowski
December 11, 2010
Uncle Merrill and family, I am so sorry to hear about anut Lulu. I have alot of great memories. She was a great lady. My thoughts are with you.
Love Kimmy
Kim Davis
December 11, 2010
Uncle Merrill and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Lulu. I have so many Great memories. She was a great lady and will be missed much. My thoughts are with you. Love Kimmy
Kim Davis
December 11, 2010
Merrill, my deepest sympathies are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. I hope that your love and the memories you have of her will serve to comfort you this holiday season.
Terry McGrath
December 11, 2010
Dear Merrill and family, my prayers and thoughts are with you all during these trying times. Lucille was one in a million. God Bless You All! Corinne Bove Maietta
December 11, 2010
Dear Merrill, Merrill,and the Jarvis family -

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. You are our friends, and we deeply feel your sorrow. May you find solace in your memories of this great woman.

From all of us at Higher Ground
December 11, 2010
Merrill and Family,

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. LuLu was a wonderful lady and it was my privelege to be her friend. I can still hear her asking me to find BuBu (Merrill) because she hit a keno jackpot and she was so excited. I will miss her smile and her company. God Bless.

Alan Dubester
Casino Host
Palace Station Las Vegas, NV
Alan Dubester
December 10, 2010
Sorry for your lost, Lucille was a great person and friend of our family. Our thoughts are with you.
The Schifilliti Family
Chuck Schifilliti
December 10, 2010
Merrill: My wife ,Elsie, joins me in extending our regrets on Lucille's passing. She was a wonderful lady and I was lucky to have known her and have worked with the two of you over the years many years. Allan Paul
December 10, 2010
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Mike & Beverly Poulin
December 10, 2010
Dear Jarvis Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Seth and Sarah
Seth Gordon
December 10, 2010
Dear Merrill and Family: I am very sad for your loss and is everyone whoever knew Lucille. She was not only a boss but a wonderful lady with a kind and generous heart. My love and thoughts with all of you. Connie
Connie Marshall
December 10, 2010
To all the members of Lucille's family, Barretts and Jarvis's...
My deepest sympathies in your recent loss. Know you are in my prayers. I did not know Lulu personally, but do know Jim and Bobbi, from Burlington Drive-In, years ago working for Gordon. May God bless.
Sympathetically, Bill Rotax
Bill Rotax
December 10, 2010
Merrill, I was so sad to see that Lucille has passed on. I have so many great memories of her in your office. I can't imagine you with our her but hope the memory of the great life you shared with her and the presence you will always feel in your heart will keep you strong. My sympathies to Merrill, Ricky, Billy, Diane and Danny. Take care of each other the way she did of you all. Love, Barb Heath
Barb Heath
December 10, 2010
Merrill and the Jarvis Family- my deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you all.
vicki couture
December 10, 2010
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. HUGS AND KISSES TO MERRILL AND MADANA . IF WE CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY PLEASE LET US KNOW LOVE KAREN & ZIF
December 10, 2010
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