BERKSHIRE – Huguette Barabe, age 92, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Barre Gardens Nursing Home in Barre, Vt.

She was born Oct. 29, 1925 in Black Lake, Quebec Canada the daughter of the late Louis Philippe and Emerentienne (Arsenault) Larochelle.

Huguette attend school in Black Lake and on June 26, 1948 married Marcel Barabe. Huguette and Marcel made their home in Berkshire where they owned and operated a dairy farm and raised their family. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church where she also taught Catechism. She assisted with the French Program at Richford High School and then worked as the secretary for the Northeast Supervisory Union in Richford. Her many hobbies and interests included, painting, quilting, sewing, playing cards, cooking and most importantly spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Lucie Price of Sacramento, Calif., Francine and Robert Whitehead of Montpelier, John and Margie Barabe of Berkshire, and Suzanne & Todd Chagnon of Moores, N.Y.; her grandchildren and their families, James Barabe, Thomas Barabe his fiancé Kayla Benway and their son, Finley Barabe, Cortni Cleveland, and Alicia Whitehead and her son, Riley Grout; her siblings, Rene, Michelle, Margo, Bob and Rita Larochelle all of Quebec, Canada. Besides her parents, Huguette was predeceased by her husband Marcel Barabe on April 14, 1987; her great grandson, Dustin Audet; her son-in-law, Allen Price; and her grandson-in-law, Tim Cleveland; her siblings, Luc, Clement, Therese, Pierre and Patrice.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 222 Missisquoi Street, Enosburg Falls with Rev. Stan Deresienski celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Relatives are invited to join the family prior to the Mass at the Spears Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery in Richford.

Visiting hours will be held Friday August 3, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls

For those who wish, contributions in Huguette’s memory may be made to Our Lady of the Meadows – Resident Activity Fund, 1 Pinnacle Meadows, Richford, Vt 05476.

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