RICHFORD —Yvette L. Retallick, 65, of Newport, Vt., passed away peacefully on Dec. 16, 2013 in Newport.  She was born July 31, 1948 in Waterloo, Quebec to Gaston Marc-Aurele and Marie-Jeanne (Racicot) Marc-Aurele. On Oct. 25, 1969 she married John Retallick who survives her.

She helped her husband on their farm in Richford.

She loved to walk her dogs Willie and Feather and getting  to know all her neighbors. Her hobbies included reading, cooking, fishing, and she was always willing to lend a hand and being there for everyone.

She is survived by her husband John Retallick of Newport, by her children: Mary Jane Fournier of Manchester, N.H., and Gaston Retallick of Colorado Springs, Colo.  She is also survived by her sisters: Helene Racicot and her husband Alfred of Weare, N.H., Gertrude Tetreault and her husband Andre of Lowell, Vt., by her brother-in-law Real Gauvin of Lowell, Vt., and by many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by a sister. Beatrice Gauvin.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, VT  05855 or to Marfan Syndrome, Lahey Clinic Foundation, Inc, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA  01805. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.