ST. ALBANS — Jeannette E. Silk, 85, was called by our Lord on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. Born and raised in St. Albans, she was the daughter of Thomas Garceau and Bertha (Laroe) Garceau. On June 10,1953 she married Richard Silk, they had two children.

Jeannette was a member of the American Legion, Saint Annes and Mother’s Club. She had a great sense of humor, always the jokester, always on the go. She enjoyed spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, and more recently with her precious great grandchildren.

Jeannette loved to go to the casinos, fishing, camping, playing cards with her grandchildren and of course shopping.

She had a zest for life and lived it to the fullest. Her children kept her active well into her 80’s with sliding, rafting on the Winooski river and hiking up mountains.

Jeannette was predeceased by her brother Robert Garceau. She is survived by her daughters Debra Dooley of Colchester, her partner, Michael Feulner, of Duxbury, her daughter Gail McGrath of Essex Jct. and grandchildren, Christopher Dooley and fiancée, Janina Baumbach, of Cambridge, England, Pamela Fowler and husband, Art, of Essex Jct., Bryan Dooley of Colchester, Jason McGrath of Burlington, Jeff McGrath of Essex Jct., and Heather McCuin and husband, Matt, of Essex Town, two great-grandchildren Cooper Fowler and Sophia McCuin and baby boy McCuin due in May.

The family would like to thank Dr. Terri Neilson. Also, to the VNA for the wonderful services provided to enable her to stay in her home. Also, a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at the Respite House for which we cannot repay their kindness, their sensitivity, comfort and support during a difficult time.

A celebration of Jeannette’s life will be held on Monday Feb. 17, 11 a.m. at Holy Angels church in St. Albans. Online condolences may be sent to Jeanette’s family at the funeral home website;

Jeannette’s daughters request donations in their mother’s memory be made to the Vt. Respite House at: 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston,Vt. 05495.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.