Jeannette B. (Irish) Willett BERLIN — Jeannette Barbara (Irish) Willett, 87, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed on the morning of Aug. 20, 2019, with her family at her side at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington. Jeannette was one of four siblings, born July 11, 1932, to Raymond Irish and Zoe (Smith) Irish, in Duxbury. She attended schools in Moretown. She then worked in a clothespin factory and drove a school bus in the Town of Berlin for many years. On July 14, 1949, she married Winfred Willett and together, were a happy couple until his death in 1991. They had five children: son Michael and wife Donna, of Barre; son Gary and wife Janet, of Las Vegas; daughter Pam (Willett) Fontaine and companion Doug Singleton, of Berlin; son Jeffery and wife Sheila, of Williamstown; and daughter Deborah Grandbois and husband Robert Grandbois, of Berlin. Jeannette will be remembered fondly as a devoted mother and loving grandmother. She also had 10 grandchildren Jamie Fontaine, Kristin Dodge, Jessica Parrish, Tammi Willett, Lisa Hancock, Jennifer Manning, Christopher Willett, Stefanie Willett, Calvin Grandbois. She was preceded by grandson Benjamin Willett in 2006 and brother, Max Irish, who passed in 2016. Her sister, Pauline Vogel, and brother, Kenny Irish, currently reside in Florida. Jeannette was born in Vermont, but later moved to Nevada, where she spent the past 20 years living near her son, Gary and daughter-in-law Janet. Jeannette maintained an active lifestyle and was involved in many organizations, including The Red Hat Society and the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church. While living in Vermont, she was an active member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier. She loved going out for lunch trips, bowling, visiting the casinos - especially playing Buffalo Slots at the Orleans Hotel Casio - and spending time with her family and friends. She was also an excellent baker, her specialty was wedding cakes, which she made for family and friends, and enjoyed gardening. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for Jeannette at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in The Berlin Corners Cemetery. After the burial, all are invited to attend a reception and share their memories and stories at the Canadian Club on East Montpelier Road in Barre. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bonnie Dodge and her great-granddaughter, Alexis Dodge, for their compassionate time spent with Jeannette during her illness. Those wishing to leave condolences online may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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Corinne (Hull) Relation

So sorry for your loss! I remember Jeannette as a loving, caring woman who was always smiling!

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