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ST. ALBANS – Donalee R. Lamson, 73, passed away July 9  2016, in Burlington from a hemorrhagic stroke surrounded by her loving family.

Visiting hours will be held at Heald Funeral Home on 87 South Main Street, St. Albans on Thurs., July 14, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Celebration of Life will be held at First Congregational Church on Church Street, St. Albans on Friday, July 15, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with former Pastor Judy Steger Kennedy officiating.

Donalee was born on Jan. 14, 1943, to Bert and Rita Pecor. She attended South Burlington High School and graduated in 1962. She went on to get a Degree from New England School of Cosmetology in Claremont, N.H. She owned and operated a beauty shop for years until she went on to open a daycare service and later became a substitute teacher for Franklin County. Donalee was an avid quilter, seamstress, crochet, and cook.  She dedicated her life to working charitable events, helping others. Donalee believed that giving of herself was the ultimate way to show her appreciation for a fulfilling life. She provided food for Martha’s Kitchen for nine years ensuring the pantry for less fortunate was always full. Donalee and her quilting group provided hundreds of prayer shawls for First Congressional Church, as well as hundreds of hats, mittens, and quilts for the St. Albans homeless shelter.  Donalee was a major contributor to the Army and the Air Force Family Advocacy programs with donations to deployed soldiers and airman and family support during holiday seasons.

Donalee is survived by her husband, R. Clark Lamson. They have been happily married for 50 blissful years since Feb. 2, 1966. She also leaves behind her five children; sons, Paul, Scott and Garth (wife Angela), and daughters, Debbie and Tina, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin County Foodbank, c/o CVAA, 76 Pear Street, Suite 201, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452.

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