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SWANTON — Anna Marie Gamache, age 82 years, died early Saturday morning, Sept. 19, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center with loving family at her side.

Born in Swanton on Feb. 3, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Adele (Giroux) Moreau. She graduated from the former St. Anne’s Academy and on June 15, 1957, was married to Joseph L. Gamache who survives her.

As a lifelong and devoted parishioner of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary / St. Louis Parish, Anna was a member of the Nativity Ladies of St. Anne and Altar Society, volunteered several years in in the parish’s Religious Education Program and worked on countless church dinners. She was also an area 4-H Leader, enjoyed crafts and was a longtime member of the Missisquoi Craft Club.

In addition to her husband Joseph of 58 years, Anna leaves three daughters, Susan Gamache of Swanton, Elaine Messier and husband Gary of Essex Junction and Lisa Conger of Swanton; two grandchildren, Nicholas and Holly Conger of Swanton; four step-grandchildren and six step-great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Bernard Moreau of Duxbury and Zephyrhills Hills, Fla.; a sister, Doris St. Pierre and husband Wilfred of Fairfield as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents, Anna was predeceased by a brother Henry Moreau.

Anna’s family would like to extend their “sincerest thanks” to the doctors and nurses at the University of Vermont Medical Center for the wonderful care received over these many years.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton. Father Luke P. Austin will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Gamache family lot in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Father Austin will conduct a vigil service at 6:45 p.m. and remain after for The Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Gifts in Anna’s memory may be made to American Migraine Foundation, 19 Mantua Rd., Mount Royal, NJ 08061 or to the Cardiology Vascular Center Endowment, in care of the University of Vermont Medical Center, Mail Stop 4610H4, 1 S. Prospect St., Burlington 05400.

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