Edith E. Tousignant rites BARRE CITY — A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of Edith E. Tousignant, 92, formerly of North Barre Manor in Barre, was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. She passed away on May 28, 2019 at the Averill Place in Barre. The Rev. Jude Ssewankambo, visiting priest from Africa, was the celebrant, assisted by Reverend Mr. Daniel Pudvah, deacon of the church, who led the Prayer of the Faithful and read the Gospel. Crucifer Thomas Prindiville was altar server. Words of remembrance were shared by her grandson, John Mears, and Joe Mady, a son-in-law. Scripture readings from the Old Testament were read by Jennifer Potter, a granddaughter, and son-in-law Joe Mady read from the New Testament. Organist Rosemary Badeau accompanied vocalists Ronald Routhier and Cece Barbar in the hymns, “Amazing Grace,” “Prayer of St. Francis,” “Song of Farewell,” and “How Great Thou Art.” Soloist Cece Barber sang “Ave Maria.” Father Jude delivered the Homily. Offertory gifts were presented at the altar by Sara Mady and Maegan Mears, both granddaughters. Pallbearers were Ricky Underwood, Mark Kennedy, Michael Underwood, Kyle Tousignant, John Mears and Joe E. Mady, all grandsons. Burial followed the Mass at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Lower Websterville, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Father Jude read the Committal Prayers and gave a final blessing. Following the burial family and friends gathered at the Canadian Club in Barre for a time of fellowship and luncheon. Edith, better known as “Tiny” was a devoted, mother, grandmother and friend, she will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Arrangements were in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, VT.

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