ANNA B. DEGREE
Anna (Bruce) Degree, 85, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Williston on Sept. 17, 1926, to the late M. Clark Bruce and Lucy (Kenyon) Bruce. Anna grew up and was educated in the area. Anna married Wayne F. Degree in Williston on Aug. 16, 1952. She worked many part-time jobs, with her real focus being the care of her family. Anna is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Wayne; five sons, Bernard and Jacqueline, Roger and Lucy, Gerald and Yolanda, Dean and Ronda, Kelly and Kelly; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Labounty; brother, Clark Bruce Jr. and Judy; and several sisters- and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by five brothers, two sisters, three brothers-in-law, one sister-in-law and one daughter-in-law. A funeral service was held on Monday, April 23, 2012 in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction, with burial in the Hinesburg Village Cemetery. Grandsons Shawn, Chad, Andy, Jamie, Taylor, Dylan and Dennis were the pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Visiting Nurse Assoc. Homecare, 1011 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.