Barbara J. RandallAugust 23,2013
Barbara J. Randall
Barbara J. Randall
BURLINGTON — Barbara J. Randall, 77, a longtime resident of Burlington, Vt., died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, following a short illness.
Barbara was born in Spokane, Wash., on Aug. 31, 1936, and was the daughter of George “Larry” Randall and Juanita (Emery) Randall. She was a graduate of Vermont College and was very proud of obtaining her Bachelor of Science degree in counseling. She was employed for many years at Hopkins Bookshop in Burlington, and retired from her position as administrative assistant with the Sisters of Mercy.
Barbara was married to Henry Ferry for 28 years, before they divorced. Together they raised five children, of whom she is survived by: David and Cheryl Ferry, Daniel Ferry and Darlene Kelly, Thomas Ferry, Susan and Ken Bahr, and James and Kristin Ferry; grandchildren Brian and his wife, Sarah, Amber, Sarah, McKenna, Keegan and Cameron; Barbara’s sister, Joanne Ferris; her brothers, Bill and Jeri Randall, and Donald and Melva Randall; and friends Sharon Jocyln, Bessie Benjamin, Phyllis and Deborah Straw, Renee Kleinman, Doris Herbst, and many others at Cathedral Square.
She was predeceased by her parents and by her great-granddaughter, Violet.
Barbara enjoyed playing Scrabble with friends, watching movies and reading. She will always be remembered as a kind, loving, gentle person with a great sense of humor, and will be missed by all those who loved her.
A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m. at Covenant Community Church in Jericho, Vt. (off Route 15 and across from Leo’s).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski.
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