Audrey Landry Webster BERLIN — Audrey Claire Landry Webster, longtime Washington resident and recently of Barre, passed away peacefully after a short illness, at Central Vermont Medical Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, with her family at her bedside. Born on March 5, 1929, in Milford, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Wallace "Sam" and Ivis (Hood) Landry. As an infant, she returned with her mother to the Hood family home in West Topsham. While her mother worked out of town, Audrey lived as a favored child with her Grandmother Addie Hood, uncles Elwin and Jay Hood, and Aunt Emma Hood. After graduation from West Topsham Elementary School, she moved with her mother to Rutland where she attended Rutland High School in 1942. She happily transferred back to West Topsham in 1943 and completed her high school education at Bradford Academy where she graduated with the class of 1946 at age 17. While at Bradford Academy, she was renowned for both her beauty and her devilish personality, which earned her the title of most beautiful girl in the three-town region surrounding Bradford, as well as the nickname Whoopie! She played trumpet in the high school band and often recalled the time she tap-danced onstage at the Barre Opera House. Audrey met the love of her life – Reginald Webster – at a dance at age 15. They were married three years later in 1947. Mom’s favorite song was Anne Murray’s “Can I Have this Dance for the Rest of My Life.” They spent their early years together in West Topsham with their first four children. In 1953, they moved the family to their hillside property in Washington where their next four children – two sets of twin girls – were born. They worked side by side there for 51 years building a beautiful home and loving memories for their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a multitude of family and friends. She was a talented cook and hosted many a holiday gathering at her home. Audrey and Reggie moved to Barre in 2004, where Audrey cared for Reggie as his health declined until his death in 2006. They were married for 59 years. Audrey made countless lifelong friends during her years working in several retail stores in the Barre area – notably WT Grant, Montgomery Ward and Harry's Department Store. She served as librarian and secretary at the Washington Village School, then later worked at Sprague Electric in Barre until its closure. She was a welcome face for many years at Lyle’s Superette in Washington and finally retired in 1996 from work at Maplewood Deli at the Comfort Inn in Berlin. As busy as she was with family and friends, Audrey found time to express her creativity through sewing. She crafted clothing for her kids as they grew and created beautiful ensembles for herself. She had a marvelous sense of style and retained her glamorous persona through both breast cancer and debilitating injury. Audrey was the glue and the steely strength that kept her family close and intact. We shall be forever honored to have descended from this good woman. Survivors include her children Jacquelyn Webster Kindestin and Stuart "Bob" McIntosh, Ernest Webster and wife Trudy, Renee Webster Richardson, Regina Webster and John Richardson, Danele Webster Bedard, Denise Webster, Melissa Webster Marden and husband Steve, Michele Webster Snyder and husband William; her grandchildren Jared Webster Kindestin and wife Stephanie, Darren Webster and wife Renee, Jennifer Webster Saldi, Jesse Webster and Malik Graves-Pryor, Courtney Audra Millette, Kathleen Richardson Root and husband Matthew, Cassandra Millette and Casey Baskins, Miranda Snyder Cameron and husband Tyler, Kyle Miller, Brenna Bedard, Brooke Snyder, Kali Webster, Stacey Snyder, Brandon Bedard, Jolon Marden and Kellen Marden; her great-grandchildren Mikala Webster Dyman and husband Jeremy, Reggie Webster, RJ Saldi, Maria Saldi, Ashlie Webster, Rylie Webster, Ryan Kindestin, Alan "Ricky" Root and Benjamin Kindestin; her great-great-grandson, Walker Dyman; her sisters-in-law Catherine Webster Nanna, Carolyn Webster Pepin, Leona Webster and Dorothy Webster; as well as many, many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Audrey was predeceased by her parents; husband Reginald Webster; sister Barbara Mason; sons-in-law Ross Kindestin, Dennis Bedard and Alan Richardson; grandson-in law Ronald "Chip" Saldi; nephew Jon Weymouth Mason; grandparents, in-laws, aunts, uncles and cousins. Audrey specified that she did not want a funeral service or calling hours. She and her husband, Reggie, will be inurned together at a later date in their plot in Cheney Cemetery in Washington. The family wishes to thank the ICU and Palliative Care units of the CVMC for their considerate and thoughtful care during Audrey’s final days. We wish to acknowledge the long-term care providers at Woodridge Nursing Home who assisted Audrey for the past nine years. She became dear friends with many of her care providers despite the circumstances of her residency. We would especially like to give thanks to the many friends and relatives who took time out of their busy lives to brighten Audrey’s long stay at Woodridge with calls, cards and visits. And thank you to Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home for helping us with these final arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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