East Calais, VT Jo-Anne Feelan Balentine, 76, formerly of Balentine Road and most recently of Berlin Health and Rehab passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born on September 25, 1945 in Bristol, CT, the Daughter of Howard and Louise Feelan. After high school, Jo-Anne enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. She served until 1984 when she continued in the Army Reserves until her honorable discharge in 1996, retiring as a Lt. Colonial. Jo-Anne attended several colleges including Trinity College in Connecticut where she received a Master's Degree. On February 14, 1975, Jo-Anne married George Balentine at the East Calais Church. Sadly, Mr. Balentine unexpectedly died on December 18, 2013. Jo-Anne worked primarily as a school teacher for several schools in Central Vermont including, Hazen Union, Cabot High School, Union 32, Main Street Middle School, and Montpelier High School. She even ran a preschool from her home. Jo-Anne was also proud of teaching many of the area children swimming lessons at her house. Jo-Anne and George enjoyed spending time in Florida. After George's passing, Jo-Anne settled in Stuart, FL for several years before returning home to Vermont. Jo-Anne was a member of the Stuart Florida Elks Club, the Stuart Congregational Church, and the local YMCA. She enjoyed crocheting, Oil Painting, and sewing cloths. She also enjoyed cooking, especially Apple Fritters. Survivors include her oldest son, Aiden Balentine of Montpelier and her youngest son, Andrew Balentine of East Calais, VT; a sister Corrine Johnson of Stuart, FL. She was predeceased by a son, John Balentine and sister, Louise Circle. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berlin Genesis Rehab Center, 98 Hospitality Drive, Berlin-Barre, VT 05641 or to the Alzheimer's Association
, Vermont Chapter, 75 Talcott Road, Suite 40, Williston, VT 05495. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com
Published by Hartford Courant on Dec. 4, 2021.