Gwendolyn K. Chouinard ORLEANS — Gwendolyn K. “Gwen” Chouinard, 96, formerly of Orleans, passed away on Dec. 23, 2018, in Essex. She was born on Oct. 8, 1922, in Fayston. Her parents were Ernest E. and Cora M. (Learned) Kingsbury, of Moretown. On Jan. 9, 1986, she married Herve Chouinard who predeceased her in 2005. Gwen attended the Goddard School for Girls in Barre, and went on to graduate from Montpelier Seminary in 1939. She worked as a medical secretary for the National Life Insurance Co. in Montpelier, for 44 years. She was a member of the National Registry of Medical Secretaries. There were many things that she enjoyed but among her favorites were sewing, quilting, reading, traveling, knitting, square dancing, playing cards and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was fond of animals, especially dogs. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 76 in Barton. She volunteered at the Lake Region Senior Center for many years. Gwen is survived by her stepdaughter, Victoria Chouinard, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nieces Maureen Wiegner and husband William, of Williston, Marcia Kingsbury, of White River Junction; and her nephew, Marvin Kingsbury, of Waterbury. She was predeceased by her stepsons Richard and Mark Chouinard; as well as her brother, Donald Ralph Kingsbury, who died in 1991. Funeral services will be held at the Orleans Federated Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, with Reverend Alyssa May officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral. Spring interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Orleans Federated Church, P.O. Box 132, Orleans, VT 05860. Online condolences at curtis-britch.com. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford & Bouffard Funeral Home, locally owned and operated

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