Luella Barbara Viens, 83, of Burlington passed away October 16th, 2014, at Birchwood Terrace. Luella was born on July 21st, 1931, in Shelburne, VT, to the late Eugene Joseph and Agnes Viens. Luella grew up on her father’s farm in Shelburne where she had a horse named Ginger who sparked her lifelong love for horses even after they sold the farm. She graduated from Shelburne High School and Burlington Business College. Luella worked at the Old Beehive department store on Church St for several years. She remained living at the family home in Colchester where they had an egg farm in the early years. Luella is predeceased by her brothers Ervin, Robert and Eugene (Junior) and by her sisters Erna, Doris and Lorraine and by a niece Alice Brunelle. Luella is survived by many nieces and nephews: Ruth Ann and Wendell McNew of Dublin, OH; Shirley and Ervin Hiney of Alachua, FL; Carole and Norman LaVigne of Middlebury; William Viens of Salisbury; Ted Viens of Houston, TX; Cooky and Arthur Taylor of Millington, TN; Vicky Viens of Duxbury; Robin and Herb Boivin of Burlington; Darlene and Gary Sawyer of Underhill; and Kristy Jones of South Burlington. The family wishes to thank all of Luella’s caretakers who brought her happiness through the years. There will be a graveside service on Saturday, October 25th at 1 p.m. at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski, VT. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. On line condolences can be shared with the family at lavignefuneralhome.com.
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