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Gloria Biron EAST MONTPELIER — Gloria Biron, 84, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 30, 2019, at her home in East Montpelier. She was born on Oct. 19, 1935, in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of Joseph and Eliza (Mignault) Roy. She graduated from St. Louis de Gonzague High School and later studied real estate and held a broker’s license. On July 16, 1960, she married Ernest A. Biron in St. Joseph’s Church, Nashua, New Hampshire. She and Ernie moved to Montpelier in 1963 and owned and operated Ernie’s Variety Store at the corner of Berlin and River Street for seven years. In 1971, they purchased C.P. Dudley Store in East Montpelier. They owned and operated, as well as made their home above the store, for 23 years before selling it to their son, Jeff. On Feb. 3, 1999, she married Leon E. Hopkins Jr. at North American Martyrs Catholic Church in Marshfield. They made their home in East Montpelier. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Catholic Daughters of America. She leaves behind three children: sons Emile Biron and wife Cathy, of Boxboro, Massachusetts, Anthony Biron and wife Pam, of East Montpelier; and daughter Michelle Harper and husband Andy, of East Montpelier. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren Bradley and Katelyn Biron, Kyle and Molly Biron, Angela and Celine Biron, Sophia and Stella Gardner, and Rose Harper. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, in 1988; her son, Jeffrey, in 2017; and her husband, Leon Hopkins, on Nov. 8, 2019. She was also predeceased by her sister, Pearl Nevens; and her brothers Gerard and Conrad Roy. There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 12 noon on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church. Memorial contributions may be made in Gloria’s honor to St. Augustine’s Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Those wishing to leave condolences online may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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