• Madalene M. Vest
    August 22,2013

    Madalene M. Vest

    Madalene M. Vest

    Waterbury — Madalene M. Vest, 88, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of her family at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. Born in Newport on Aug. 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Isaac) Izor. On June 8, 1946, she married James H. Vest in Waterbury. Jim predeceased Madalene on March 24, 2001.

    Madalene was a 1942 graduate of Waterbury High School and then went on to a long career as a hairdresser at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. Following her retirement, Madalene worked seasonally for the state of Vermont Tax Department in Montpelier for several years.

    Madalene’s memberships included St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59, the Blush Hill Country Club, and she enjoyed activities held at the Waterbury Area Senior Center. In her leisure time, she enjoyed golfing, playing bingo and was an avid reader. Other special interests included occasionally visiting the casinos, crocheting and knitting, fishing and spending time with her large and loving family.

    Madalene is survived by her children, Terri Ann Christie and her companion, Clark Ferris, of Waterbury, Paul Vest and his wife, Julie, of Bristol; four grandchildren, Michele Boutin and her husband, David, Danielle Jensen and her husband, Chris, Allicon Morse and her companion, Robert Swift, and Brandon Vest and his wife, Jessica; seven great-grandchildren, Payton Boutin, Kaiden, Avery and Asher Morse, Olliver Vest, and Spencer and Jasmine Sayah; her daughters-in-law, Carol Vest, of Waterbury Center, and Liana “Dee” Walters and her husband, Frank, of Tampa, Fla.; a special niece, Linda Jacobs, of Barre; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Madalene was predeceased by a son, Garland “Gary” Vest, as well as five sisters and three brothers.

    A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated from St. Andrew Catholic Church in Waterbury on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 10 a.m. with a reception to follow in the church parish hall. Inurnment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather, memorial gifts would be appreciated to Make-A-Wish Vermont, 100 Dorset St., Suite 14, South Burlington, VT 05403 (www.vermont.wish.org); or to the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, P.O. Box 706143, Cincinnati, OH 45270-6143 (www.rettsyndrome.org).

    Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.

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