June 23, 2018


Dorothy (Degree) Martell, 74, passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in the Burlington Health and Rehab Center. She was born on Oct. 21, 1939, in Williston, the daughter of Frank and Delia (Jarvis) Degree. She grew up in Williston, and graduated from Essex Junction High School in 1960. Dorothy married Louis Martell Jr. on Sept. 30, 1967. He predeceased her on May 31, 1999. She worked at UVM for many years. Dorothy enjoyed CB radios, her handle was “Pokadot,” and traveling with her family. She is survived by her brother, Harold Degree; sister, Dale Booska; sisters-in-law, Arlene Degree, Louise Spence, Lynda Montroy, and Isabelle Kinney; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and many lifelong friends. Besides her husband, Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers, Wayne and Paul Degree; and sister, Norma Crosby. Visiting hours were held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Gifford Funeral and Cremation Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Williston Federated Church. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Richmond. Memorial contributions can be made to the Vermont Heart Assoc., 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.

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