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RICHFORD — Erina Lynn Munch, age 43, passed away on Friday evening, Jan. 22, 2016 at her home with her loving family and friends at her side following a long hard battle with cancer.

She was born in St. Albans on June 1, 1972 the daughter of Raymond and Kathleen (Dinsmore) Martin.

Erina was a graduate of Richford High School class of 1991. Following high school she worked as a paraeducator at Richford High School and Sheldon Elementary School. Upon the birth of her children she became a stay at home mom and then in 2009 she started working at Peerless Clothing until 2014 when her illness forced her to stop working. Erina enjoyed gardening, cooking, working and creating with her hands. She had a love for children and animals. She will be remembered as a person that strived to make everyone happy.

She is survived by her children, Abraham and Amos Munch; her mother and her husband, Kathleen and Dale Inverson of Richford; her father and his wife, Raymond and Lauretta Martin of Richford; her soul mate, Ron Chaplin; her siblings and their spouses, Colleen and Clement Gervais and Shawn Gregoire, all of Enosburg Falls, Raymond and Donna Sylva, John and Shannon Sylva and Robert and Shirley Sylva, and Nichole Martin and her boyfriend, Jeremy Townsend, all of Richford; her maternal grandmother, Lucille Dinsmore of East Ryegate; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and her faithful companions, Dog – Pepe and Cat – Callie.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will take place this spring in the Richford Center Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, Jan. 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.

For those who wish, contributions in Erina’s memory may be made to The University of Vermont Cancer Center, Office of Development, The Courtyard at Given – 1 South, 89 Beaumont Ave, Burlington, VT 05405.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Erina’s family on-line through