November 23, 2014

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LORRAINE LAURA BLOW

Lorraine Laura Blow, 84, of Williston, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at her home. She was born in South Burlington on Jan. 13, 1929, the daughter of the late George and Celinda (Latulippe) Heath. On June 20, 1946, she was married to Jerry J. Blow Jr., who predeceased her in 2000. After raising four children, Lorraine worked 29 years for South Burlington High School. Lorraine loved to travel, play Bingo and, most importantly, spend time with her family. She enjoyed life to the fullest. Lorraine is survived by her four children, Sharon Bruce and husband, Joe, of St. George, Jerry Blow III and friend, Denise, Linda Babcock and husband, William, and Brian Blow and wife, Jennifer, all of Williston; 12 grandchildren, Glen, Christopher, Heather, Angel, Lani, Mariah, Amy, William III, Melissa, Shannon, Savanah, and Skyler; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Theresa McKenny of Winter Haven, Fla., and Martha Mazza of Colchester; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Lonnie Blow, and brothers, George Heath Jr., Donald Heath, and Gary Heath. Lorraine’s family extends special thanks to Maureen and Dr. Dittus. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. John Vianney Church, with burial following in Resurrection Park Cemetery. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association or Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446.

MARK ANTHONY DURKAN

Mark Anthony Durkan of Cincinnati, Ohio, died on Oct. 21, 2012. He was born Jan. 18, 1967 in Worcester, Mass., the son of Mary Carney Durkan and the late Anthony Durkan, brother of the late Sean William Durkan, survived by his beloved dog, Sueno, and family and friends from around the globe. He is a graduate of Doherty High, University of Massachusetts in Amherst and Optician School in Worcester. Mark started working part time at Lenscrafters in Massachusetts while going to college to become an optician. He quickly moved up through the ranks. Mark found his passion in the Gift of Sight program. It is there where Mark was instrumental in developing and creating the charitable foundation that helped the world to see. Mark initially traveled across the country with the Vision Van and ultimately traveled the globe helping people who needed him most. Mark gave his time, talent and treasure to those in need. His passion for family, friends and giving will live on within the hearts of all those who loved him. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Williston.

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