JACQUELINE A. DUPLISSA

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ST. ALBANS TOWN — Jacqueline A. Duplissa, 98, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, June 5, 2014, at The Homestead where she made her home.

Jacqueline was born on September 23, 1915, in Windsor, Conn., the daughter of Carroll and Ann (Carlson) Jones. She was married to Donald Duplissa, who predeceased her.

Most of her early life, she spent at Swanzy Lake in New Hampshire where her parents ran a private boys camp for many years. It was here that she learned to appreciate nature.   She often shared fond memories with her family of working in New York City during World War II. Shortly after the war ended she married Donald. In her later years, she worked as a clerk for the Springfield College Library in Springfield, Mass., retiring following 15 years of service. She enjoyed playing bridge, artistic painting, puzzles and reading. Jacqueline   was a longtime member of the Audubon Society.

Surviving are a son and his wife, David and Cheryl Duplissa of St. Albans and a daughter Jacqueline Guidetti of South Hadley, Mass.; three grandchildren, Catherine Rogowski and her husband, Richard, Lindsey Crawford and her husband, Matthew, and Danielle Duplissa as well as three great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob and Camryn.

In addition to her parents and husband, Jacqueline was preceded in death by her brothers, Douglas Jones and Carroll Jones, Jr.

Her family would like to thank the staff and nurses at the Homestead and Franklin County Home Health for the care and support given to her and her family during her stay.

Services for Mrs. Duplissa will be held at the convenience of her family.

Should friends desire, gifts in her memory may be made to the Audubon Society – VT, 255 Sherman Hollow Rd., Huntington, VT 05462. Assisting the Duplissa Family is the Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.