Florinda T. Letourneau ORANGE – Florinda T. Letourneau, 98, a longtime resident of George Street, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her loving family were at her bedside. Born on Feb. 25, 1920, in Santander, Spain, she was the daughter of Florindo and Romalda (Maza) Teja. The family emigrated to the United States when Florinda was a child and came to live in East Barre. She attended elementary school there and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1937. On Dec. 31, 1940, she married the love of her life, Eugene R. Letourneau, in Williamstown. They first made their home in Williamstown, before moving to East Barre where they raised their five children. In 1973, they moved to Orange. Florinda was well-known to everyone in the East Barre community, where she worked as the postmaster for 21 years. She was also a member of the East Barre Congregational Church. Throughout her life, she had many hobbies and interests. The most important of those included spending time with her family, reading, following her favorite TV shows, sewing and knitting. Survivors include her three sons Eugene J. and Thelma Letourneau, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Ray and Judy Letourneau, of Orange, Larry Letourneau and Anita Woodward, of Montgomery Center; and her daughter and spouse, Nancy and Gary Shute, of East Barre; as well as 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Eugene, in 1991 and her son, Herbert F. Letourneau, in 1943. A graveside service to honor and celebrate Florinda’s life will be held in the Brookhaven Cemetery in the Spring. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. The Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For memorial guestbook visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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Very sad to hear this. I grew up in East Barre when she was the post master.. always loved to see her even after I moved away. She never forgot who you were..
Donna Poitras

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