Fernande C. York NORTHFIELD — Fernande Cecille York, 87, a longtime Barre resident, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at the Mayo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northfield. Born on Aug. 2, 1931, in Washington, Vermont, she was the daughter of George and Mary Louise (Sylvain) Soucy. She attended the Catholic Convent School in Barre for her elementary education and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1949. Following her education, Fernande was employed by Sprague Electric where she worked on production for 36 years before her retirement in 1986. In 1975, she married Harold York Sr. in a beautiful ceremony in Barre. The two made their home in the Barre area and eventually moved to Zephyrhills, Florida. Harold passed away in 1999. Throughout her life, Fernande had many hobbies and interests. The most important of those were quilting, going for long walks, going on cruises and traveling, playing cards and spending quality time with her family and friends. Survivors include her three sons Michael Beaudet (Barb Roya), of Barre Town, Roger Beaudet (Lisa Goslant), of Northfield, and Gary Beaudet (Erica Allen), of Eden; four grandchildren Jessica Beaudet, Kristin Beaudet, Justin Beaudet and Caitlin Beaudet; her brother, Armand Soucy, of Springfield; three sisters Pauline Hebert, of Williamstown, Anita Busque, of Colchester, and Jeanette Calser, of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Theresa Robarge. A memorial service to honor and celebrate Fernande's life will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours. The family would like to thank the staff at Mayo Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their years of exceptional and compassionate care of their mother. For memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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