• Lucienne Lamorey
    September 20,2012

    BARRE TOWN — Our mother, Lucienne Lamorey (b. Degeorge), known to many by her nickname Michele, passed away at the age of 96 peacefully at home Sunday evening, Sept. 16, 2012. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years William Curtis (Curt), our dad, now 98; us, her two children, son Daniel and his wife Irene and daughter Laura and her life partner Graham; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

    Born in Chamalieres, France on July 25, 1916, during World War I, she survived difficult times in France, from her dad’s premature death in 1924, to other family tragedies on the outset of World War II. After the war, she met and married Dad, a Barre boy. In 1948, with Dad then stationed in Casablanca, Morocco for the Texas Oil Company, they decided that Mom should go home to Barre for the birth of their first born. Speaking little English, Mom made the trip alone flying from Casablanca to Paris to New York (no jets in those days) and then on to Vermont. Thank goodness our grampa, of French-Canadian origin, still spoke some French. Mom followed Dad on various postings in the oil industry, including a brief period in the U.S. Then retirement brought them permanently back to the U.S. to the Green Mountains and the building of their dream home on family farmland on East Hill looking towards Camel’s Hump.

    Mom was a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She was always there to support us as we grew up and as we migrated to different places. And, as a terrific French cook, we were spoiled at an early age to wonderful food. She also enjoyed gardening and sewing. In her final years when she no longer cooked, she always enjoyed the cooking shows on PBS as well as favorite meals we would prepare on visits, never too old to enjoy great food.

    As a grandmother and great-grandmother, Mom was always there to help us. Karen, Helen, Mark, Kristi and Nellie, four of them now also parents, have many wonderful memories of their grandmother, Meme.

    The people at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice were exceptional in caring for Mom.

    Her life will be celebrated and honored Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.

    @Normal:Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery.

    @Normal:There are no calling hours.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road Barre, VT 05641.

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