VIRGINIA DEMING

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ENOSBURGH — Virginia Deming, age 84, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014 at St. Albans Health and Rehab in St. Albans.

She was born Sept. 24, 1929 in Montgomery the daughter of the late Phil and Emma (Parento) Sylvester.

Virginia was dedicated, wife, mother grandmother and friend. She devoted much of her life to working alongside her husband on the family dairy farm and raising her children. Her many duties on the farm included feeding the calves, driving the hay truck/tractor, stacking firewood, sugaring and running for parts and supplies just to name a few. She also enjoyed working in her flower gardens and making floral arrangements, canning and preserving food, and making maple candies. Her adventurous spirit took her on long walks picking wild flowers and taking many pictures with her faithful dog Barney enjoying the walk too. When her children were younger, she was very active volunteering on school trips as well as volunteering at their activities with the boy scouts and girl scouts. She also volunteered countless hours for the American Cancer Fund. She was a wonderful cook having received many blue ribbons for cooking at area fairs. Anyone that visited never went away hungry. She loved her family unconditionally and opened her home to all.

She is survived by her children, James Deming of Enosburgh, Cynthia Goodman of St. Albans, Patricia Broe and her husband, Timothy, of Sheldon, Glenn Deming and his wife, Donna, of Enosburgh and Gary Deming of Enosburgh; her grandchildren, Lucas Scott, Nicole Marie, Richard Bruce, Alisha, Bobbie Joe, Travis, Kami and Jerrica; her great grandchildren, Jaden, Adelina, Emmett, Sonni, Jackson, Brianna, Eliza, Jasmine and Evan; and her special lifelong friend, Anna Lou Kittell of West Enosburgh. Beside her parents, Virginia was predeceased by her husband, Bruce Deming on Oct. 16, 2013; her brothers, Phil L., Guy and Creigh Sylvester; her sisters, Priscilla Prouty, Eleanor Christian, Mildred Jones and Hilda Wesley.

Virginia’s family wishes to thank the staff and residents at the St. Albans Health and Rehab facility for the compassionate care and friendship during her time there.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Montgomery Village Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 p.m. until the hour of the memorial service.

For those who wish, contributions in Virginia’s memory may be made to St. Albans Health and Rehab Facility – Resident Activity Fund, 596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Virginia’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.

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