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Obituary: Carole Anne Fontaine, Burlington Vt 

Published June 22, 2015 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated June 22, 2015 at 3:32 p.m.

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  • Carole Anne Fontaine

Carole Anne Fontaine died peacefully Thursday June 18 at home in Colchester. She leaves her husband of 31 years, Norman Fontaine. She was the daughter of Alta and Raymond M. Palmer.

Carole attended the Burlington School System and graduated from Burlington High School in 1969. As a teenager she worked as a candy-striper at Mary Fletcher Hospital, then was employed at Burlington Rehab, continuing for 17 years at Fanny Allen hospital. Carole enjoyed caring for people and always showed compassion and humor to each patient. Her love for her patients came back to her tenfold as she too suffered later in life. Carole is survived by her devoted husband, Norman Fontaine, her parents Raymond and Alta Palmer, step daughter Jolene Fontaine, sisters Patti Ray Palmer and husband Robert White , Terri Palmer Mitchell and husband Bradley Mitchell. Mother In-law Eva Fontaine, brother in law, Larry and Marie Fontaine. Her special nieces Kristie Mitchell, Casey Mescher, Carrie Macedonia, Jess and Angie Fontaine, her nephew Dan Fontaine and partner Katie Brown, her cousin and friend, Bonnie Campbell.

Carole had many close friends including her cherished and childhood friend, Jayne Healy. Carole was predeceased by her brother in law Paul Fontaine.

Family and friends fondly remember Carole’s love of cooking and her very secret recipe for pepperoni bread. She had a great love for her pets, trivial pursuit, cribbage and living life.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Thursday June 25’Th at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours will be held at LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service Wednesday June 24’Th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at

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