ENOSBURG FALLS — Mabel R. Piette, age 96, passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at her home in Enosburg Falls.
She was born Dec. 24, 1917 in Jay, Vt., the daughter of the late Frank D. and Ellen (Johnson) Rice.
Mabel married Omer Piette on Feb. 12, 1936 in Richford. They spent many years in Hinesburg where they owned three farms and Piette’s Mobile Home Sales and Trailer Park. She was an active member of St. Jude’s Catholic Church and served as president of the National Council of Catholic Women and taught Cathicism for many years. Most recently she was a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Enosburg Falls. She was a member of Stella Mae Home Demonstration Group and a den mother for the Cub Scouts. Mable was well known for her love of cooking and won many prizes, but most of all she loved to work in her flower gardens.
She is survived by her son, Bill O. Piette of Notre Dame De Stanbridge, Quebec/Enosburg Falls; her grandchildren, Michael Piette and his wife, Linda, of Mobile, Ala., and John Piette and his wife, Natalie, of St. Augustine De Mirabel, Quebec; Daniel Piette of Point Claire, Quebec; a step-grandchild, Pascale Gamache and her husband, Gino, of Plainville, Quebec; great-grandchildren, Louis, Amelie, Victoria and Thomas; a sister-in-law, Dean Rice of Ascutney, Vt., and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Mabel was predeceased by her husband, Omer Piette; her brothers, Adrian, Fabyan, Calvin and James Rice; and her sister, Bessie Domingue.
Mabel’s family would like to thank Veronica Parent for the care she gave to her the past eight years which allowed her to stay at home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 222 Missisquoi Street, Enosburg Falls with Rev. Roger Charbonneau celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will be held this spring in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Sheldon.
A time of visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9 to 10:45 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in Mabel’s memory may be made to the Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
Condolences may be sent to Mabel’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.