Joyce Marie (Muir) Gauthier, 82, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Burlington on Feb. 21, 1931, daughter of the late Howard and Ruth (Coray Bombard) Muir. She worked at Lavallee & Ide in Winooski for 36 years, retiring in 2002. Upon her retirement, she enjoyed watching the birds at their feeders, attending church suppers, taking day trips and time with family, especially at the holidays. She was also an avid reader, especially of biographies. Being surrounded by her family brought her the greatest joy of all. Joyce will be dearly missed by all those who truly knew and loved her.
She is survived by her children: Susan Yandow and husband Arthur of Williston; Wilfred Gauthier Jr. and wife Deborah of White River; Mark Gauthier of California; Linda Foster and husband Steven of Colchester; Nancy Scribner and husband Stephen of Cabot; David Gauthier and wife Lynn of Westford; Raymond Gauthier of California; Michael Gauthier of Williston; nine grandchildren Peggy, Nicholas, Rebecca, Shasta, Tammy, Melissa “Missy,” Eric, Justin, Sara; several great-grandchildren and nephews. She is also survived by special cousins Julia Szakel, Mary Ferrell and husband “Jay,” Harold “Pick” Bombard and his wife Phyllis; a brother-in-law Bob Ludwick and extended family members.
She was also predeceased by her son Steven, daughter Donna Gauthier and her only sister Margaret Ludwick.
Memorial contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made by visiting www.specialolympicsvermont.org. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.