SOUTH BURLINGTON — With close family at her side, Constance (Connie) Jane Moore Beliveau was called to join the angels on Saturday, June 17, 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Connie was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the daughter of the Alice Cass Moore and the late Donald Moore. She was a graduate of the Saint Johnsbury Academy class of 1965 and The University of Vermont in 1969, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in medical technology.
It was at the University that she met and married Jean-Guy Beliveau her husband of 41 years. Together and with their daughters, friends, and family they were fortunate to go on many adventures immersing themselves in the cultures of other countries while on sabbaticals in Grenoble, France; Cote D’Ivoire, Africa; Christchurch, New Zealand; Besancon, France; the Czech Republic; Switzerland and even a six month stretch in Blacksburg, Va. with Yvan and Joyce Beliveau. In 2000, they crossed the trip of a lifetime off their bucket list and visited the pyramids of Egypt.
With a home base of Deauville, Quebec Canada for 13 years and Charlotte, Vt. for 27 years Connie raised four beautiful daughters and helped to raise her grandchildren. She was a wonderful, kind, and supportive daughter, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. Connie loved a good game of bridge, reading the daily paper — especially the crossword puzzles, and making her famous strawberry jam. She was a lovely swimmer, skier and flutist. She worked as a researcher in the Animal Sciences Department at the University of Vermont for a number of years and enjoyed meeting up with her children and husband on campus.
Connie was predeceased by her father Donald Moore, her husband Jean-Guy Beliveau, her cousin Bill Moore, and her sister-in-law Sonia Moore.
Throughout her life she carried on her zest for adventure which she made sure to pass to her children and grand-children heading out on more recent adventures to England and Scotland with her brother, Block Island, Fla., Washington D.C., and her most recent trip to Niagara Falls and the baseball and hockey halls of fame.
Connie is survived by her four daughters, Michelle Monroe, Denise Smith and husband Tim Smith, Chantal Beliveau and fiancée Gary Little II, and Lia Beliveau and partner Mike Fulton, and by her most precious treasures, her grandchildren, Alexander Davis & his wife Kayla Davis, Martina Monroe, Makela Monroe, Tristyn Beliveau, Mackenzie Smith, Duffy Smith and Nellie Smith.
Connie is also survived by her mother Alice Moore, her sister Karen Moore and her daughter Heather Leavitt, her brother Les Moore and his sons Jamie, Jeremy, and David Moore and by countless brother and sister in-laws, nieces and nephews on the Beliveau side.
A Liturgy of the Word Service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Catholic Center at the University of Vermont at 390 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401 Burlington, VT. Family and friends are invited for a story-sharing memorial immediately following the service at the Moose Lodge 1618 located at 1636 Williston Rd. Burial will take place at a later date at the family lot in Charlotte, Vt. Ready Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, VT 05401 have been entrusted with handling the arrangements.
Please visit www.readyfuneral.com to place on-line condolences.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the endowment fund for the Jean-Guy Beliveau memorial scholarship which can be found at http://www.uvmfoundation.org/s/1690/foundation.