• Wanda S. Casavant
    July 04,2014

    EAST HARDWICK — Wanda S. Casavant, 91, of East Hardwick, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton.

    She was born Jan. 1, 1923, in Cambridge, the daughter of Carl and Jesse (Howard) Sweet. She graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1940 and from Johnson Normal School in 1942. Several years later she continued her education at the University of Vermont and graduated from Goddard College in Plainfield in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in special education.

    On Dec. 25, 1942, she married Robert Walter Casavant in Fairfax.

    She was a teacher in the Albany and Stannard public school systems. She later worked for Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union as a sixth-grade classroom teacher at Hardwick Academy and special education teacher at Hardwick Elementary School. She retired in 1988.

    She was an active member of the First Congregational Church of East Hardwick and the women’s fellowship of that church, and past superintendent of a Sunday school program in Barre. She was also a member of the East Hardwick Grange 9 and the Retired Teachers Association. She loved preparing dinners for family gatherings. Other enjoyments included crocheting, reading and flower gardening.

    Survivors include two daughters, Connie Bellavance, of Walden, and Wendy Guyette, of Hardwick; three sons, Robert “Butch” Casavant, James Casavant and H. Douglas Casavant, all of East Hardwick; 10 grandsons; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Frank Casavant; and four sisters, Karen Chaffee, Joyce Coolum, Esther Sweet and her twin, Wilma Laramee.

    Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm St. in Hardwick.

    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the United Church of Hardwick. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Sanborn Cemetery in East Hardwick.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Ave., Morrisville, VT 05661.

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