Maryse J. FloryAugust 19,2014
BARRE — Maryse J. Flory, 48, of Waterman Street, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with kidney cancer.
Born in St. Gerard, Quebec, on June 23, 1966, she was the daughter of Maurice and Georgette (Gosselin) Ouellette.
Maryse attended Barre City schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class of 1984.
On Sept. 14, 1991, she married Al Flory in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. After their marriage, the couple resided in Rutland before moving to Barre in April of 1992, where they made their home and raised their family.
Maryse was employed at the former Country House Restaurant on North Main Street in Barre as a day manager. She later attended O’Briens School of Cosmetology in South Burlington, where she received her certificate of cosmetology in 1992. Maryse was employed as a hairstylist for two years at the J.C. Penney Salon in the Berlin Mall. After the birth of her kids she became a stay-at-home mom.
She was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.
Among her interests were walking, exercising, cooking, and entertaining family and friends; their family trips to York Beach and Ogunquit, Maine, Montreal, Lake George, North Conway, New Hampshire, and Boston. She was happiest at home taking care of her two kids and her husband. Maryse and her husband were very involved in their sons’ sporting events and actively volunteered on their behalf. She also enjoyed spending precious time with her family, friends and their cat, Calli.
Survivors include her husband of 22 years of marriage, Al Flory, of Barre; two sons, Justin Flory and Josh Flory, both of Barre; her mother, Georgette Ouellette, also of Barre; her sisters, Mireille Ouellette and her companion, Clifton Lyford, of Williston, Vermont, Celine Gemmiti and her husband, Mark, and their children, Jay, Brandon and Monica, of Mont Vernon, New Hampshire, and Pauline Jutras and her husband, Jim, and their children, Ross and Tess, of Underhill, Vermont. Also surviving is her father-in-law, Alfred Flory, of Rutland; sisters-in-law Donna Joseph and her husband, Sam, and their children, Todd and Chad, of Springfield, Massachusetts, Joanne Simonds and her husband, Jimmy, and their children, Darby and Andrew, of Rutland, Vermont, and Mary Anne Seager and her husband, Danny, and their children, Kristen and Katelyn, of Rutland, Vermont; as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and many special friends.
She was predeceased by her father, Maurice Ouellette, who passed away in May of 2001, and her mother-in-law, Isabel Flory, who passed away in November of 2012.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. To honor Maryse’s wishes, there will be no calling hours.
Burial will follow the Mass at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Lower Websterville, Vermont.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Donations will go to Kidney Cancer Research, c/o Dr. Toni Choueiri, 450 Brookline Ave., D.A. 1230; Boston, MA 02215-5450.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, Vermont.
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