• Margaret J. Ormsbee
    November 19,2013

    Margaret J. Ormsbee

    Margaret J. Ormsbee

    EAST MONTPELIER — Margaret Jean Ormsbee, 75, of Center Road in East Montpelier, died unexpectedly at her home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.

    She was born Jan. 4, 1938, in Montpelier, the daughter of Patrick and Julia (Henry) Flannery. She attended Catholic schools and graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1956.

    On June 18, 1960, she married Richard Lea Ormsbee at St. Augustine Church in Montpelier. He predeceased her on Oct. 26, 1994.

    For many years she worked as a teller at the Vermont National Bank in Montpelier. She retired in 1990.

    She loved animals, and over the years that she lived in East Montpelier, she took in dozens of stray cats. Jean loved birds as well, hummingbirds in particular, and spent many years filling feeders for the residents at Woodridge Senior Center in Berlin. As a gifted artist, Jean’s favorite subjects were Vermont’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

    Jean had that infectious Irish charm and could tell stories like no other. Her favorite topics were about humorous events involving family members, close friends and pets.

    Survivors include her daughters, Deborah Ormsbee and her husband, Thomas Jordan, of Jeffersonville, and Linda Ormsbee, of East Montpelier; brother John Flannery and his wife, Sandra, of East Montpelier; and three grandchildren, Makenzie, Justin and Delaney Wark. She was predeceased by a son, Richard Patrick Ormsbee, in August 1975.

    There will be no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601; or to the Birds of Vermont Museum, www.birdsofvermont.org.

    Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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