Tina Arvazean Pariseau BARRE — Arvazean was born on April 26, 1929, in the small coal mining community of Glomawr, Kentucky, and left this world on Oct. 17, 2019, surrounded by the love of family and friends. Arvazean was raised surrounded by the love and nurturing of her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. At age 19, after the devastating death of her beloved grandmother, Tean (as her big brother nicknamed her) moved to Muncie, Indiana, to join her mother and stepfather, Susie and Cecil Davis. Tean worked for a variety of businesses in Muncie, including Toby’s Karmel Korn and Citizens Lunch, a diner owned by her mom. It was while working at the diner that she met Louis, a Vermonter working his way to California. On May 21, 1956, three months after their first date, they eloped. Ten years later, after the birth of their three daughters, Louis brought Tean and the girls to live in Vermont. They resided briefly in Montpelier and then settled in East Montpelier. Tina would later make her home in the Barre community. Tina, as she was now known, was primarily a stay-at-home mom, but she would occasionally work outside the home, enjoying her time at the Tower Restaurant, Ginger’s Hut, and helping out at Lou’s business, Stryker Mobile Homes. While always enjoying the social aspects of her jobs, her greater joys came from summers at their camp on Woodbury Lake, winter vacations in Florida and visits home to Muncie. After her divorce from Louis, Tina worked for many years in retail, becoming a familiar friendly face at Zayre, Ames and Kinney Drugs. After retirement, Tina focused her love and attention on her daughters, grandchildren and great-granddaughters. Tina is survived by her daughters Vicki Villa and husband Manuel, Therese Ackerman and husband Scott, and Tamera Pariseau and partner Doug Racine; her grandchildren Amanda Peyerl and husband Michael, Jordan Villa, Trina Villa and partner Harold Brown, Elliot Ackerman, Margaret Ackerman and husband Jamison Micheli; and great-granddaughters Priscilla Villa and Millie Brown. She was predeceased by her mother, stepfather and brother Robert Turner. The family would like thank Tina’s caregiver and special friend, Kim Menard; the staff at CVMC ICU, especially the most caring nurse, Raelyn Ward; and the staff of the Pallative and Spiritual Care Units. A celebration of Tina’s life will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. There are no calling hours. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Palliative and Spiritual Care Room, c/o Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road, Barre, VT 05641.

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