Doris R. Vincent Brace, 93, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Starr Farm Nursing Home, Burlington. Doris had an amazing zest for life and unending energy. She will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
Doris was born February 7, 1923 in Winooski, Vermont to Alphonse Vincent and Rose Landry. As a young girl Doris developed her life long passion for fishing, especially ice fishing. Doris's passions were caring and providing for her loving family, friends and fishing. Doris spent many years working in factories around the greater Burlington area and retired from Ethan Allen Motel in South Burlington.
As a young and beautiful woman Doris married the love of her life Fred McDonald in Winooski, Vt and they had four children, Eldridge, Carl, Leonard and Wanda. She will join her eldest son Eldrige in heave and it will be a very joyful reunion. In her later years Doris married Howard Brace and they had some good years together until Howard passed away.
Doris spent her very active retirement playing miniature gold, baseball, fishing, and always helping her many friends and family. She was always ready for the next grand adventure.
Left to cherish her memory are her three grown children Leonard McDonald and wife Emily, Carl McDonald and friend Janice, and Wanda Shorb and husband James, grandchildren Pierre Dufrense, Kathy Parrow, Eldrige Perry, Bill Perry, Brian Knudson, and Colleen Berg, great grandchildren Nick Freely Perry, Grady Perry, and Gage Perry, extended family and countless friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pierre Dufrense and Emily McDonald for all the special things they did for Doris, and the staff at Starr Farm for all the excellent and loving care they gave her.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. To 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 8, 2016 at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt. Funeral Services will be private at a later date. Condolences may be shared at lavignefuneralhome.com.