• Merle R. LaValley Bresette
    May 06,2013

    Merle R. LaValley Bresette

    Merle R. LaValley Bresette

    BARRE — Merle Roselind LaValley Bresette, 96, of Barre, passed away in the comfort of her home surrounded by family on May 2, 2013.

    Born in Barre on April 7, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Edward William LaValley and Marguerite (Mattote) LaValley.

    First married to the late Maurice Plante, she later married William Edward Bresette, deceased, of Barre.

    Merle attended Barre City School. As a young woman, she worked in various restaurants and later in life as a proprietor in her own establishments around Waitsfield, Montpelier and Barre.

    In her later years after retirement, Merle loved to play cards, crocheting, knitting and volunteering at the Barre Senior Center, creating various ceramic pieces for family and friends and spending time with her large and loving family, especially her grandchildren.

    Merle is survived by her children, sons Roy Plante, N.Y., Tommy Plante and his wife Sharon of N.Y., daughters Merle (Plante) Hutchins and her husband, Gary, of Ariz., Cynthia (Bresette) Nichols of Barre, Vt., Susan (Bresette) Kelley and Steven Sayers of Barre, Vt., and Nancy (Bresette) Gosselin and Chris Palin of Barre, Vt.; granddaughters Lisa Plante, Angela Penny Vlamis, Tonya (Colbeth) Bott, Tammy (Bresette) Pasette; grandsons Allen Hutchins, Lonnie Hutchins, Timothy Hutchins, Kurt Hutchins, Gary Hutchins Jr., Aaron Plante, Nikki Vlamis, William Cassie Bresette, Steven Bresette, Shaun Colbeth, Ricky Rich and Theodore Roulie Nichols; her very good friends, Linda Hebert, Judy Aldgretti, Dale Murray and Marlene Norton; as well as many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

    Merle was predeceased by her sisters, Marguerite LaValley and Delsie (LaValley) Salvatore; grandson Rennie Plante; granddaughter Roxanne Merle Slayton; and great-grandson Joseph Merle Bott.

    A graveside memorial service will be held in the Hope Cemetery in Barre on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the American Legion in Barre at 1 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to send to Central Vermont Home Health, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 (www.cvhhh.org).

    Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.

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