August 23, 2017

Obituaries

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Jean F. Baron

Jean F. Baron, 86, of Essex Junction died on Thursday, March 2 at Viera Hospital in Melbourne, Fla.

She was born in Dover, N.H. on April 4, 1930 the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Kelley) Carbonneau. Jean graduated from Dover High School in 1948. On August 28, 1948 she married George Baron. They were married for 65 years and had nine children.

Jean was always known for her quick wit and down-to-earth style. Blessed with boundless energy, unconditional love and infinite patience (well, not quite infinite!) she managed to raise nine children with no driver’s license. She consistently modeled a generous and open spirit as she welcomed each new member to our family, whether by birth, marriage or friendship. She made every one of us feel special. Jean always enjoyed an evening of bridge-playing and she was an excellent seamstress. For several years she could be found behind the deli counter at a Williston store making sandwiches for the lunchtime crowd.

Jean is survived by her children and families Carol (George) Chesebro, Kathy (Pete) Madsen, Dana (Karen) Baron, Keith (Laurie) Baron, Diane (Bob) Dayvie, Mary (Randy) Knight, Christine (Mark) Lundie, and Sue (Rich) Elliott; as well as her lifelong friend Kathy Goodwin. She also leaves 20 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren that she adored. She was predeceased by her husband George and son Bruce.

Visiting hours were held on Sunday, March 12 at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, March 13 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Essex Junction with burial in Resurrection Park Cemetery, So. Burlington. In lieu of flowers donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy. Colchester, VT 05446 or to the Burlington Emergency Food Shelf, 228 No. Winooski Ave. Burlington, VT 05401. To send online condolences to her family, visit readyfuneral.com.

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