Obituary: Marilyn "Bunny" (Moody) Conger, 1944-2016, Winooski | Obituaries | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Obituary: Marilyn "Bunny" (Moody) Conger, 1944-2016, Winooski 

Published January 16, 2016 at 4:00 a.m. | Updated January 16, 2016 at 8:46 a.m.

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  • Marilyn "Bunny" (Moody) Conger

Marilyn "Bunny" (Moody) Conger, age 71, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in the University of Vermont Medical Center, with family by her side, after several years of declining health. Born in Burlington, Vermont on March 16, 1944 to James and Rose (Vezina) Moody, she was educated by the Burlington School District.

Bunny worked for the Burlington School District for several years, and later worked as a bartender, retiring from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winooski. She was a care taker by nature and enjoyed organizing family gatherings. No party was complete without her legendary baked beans. In addition to nurturing with food, Bunny took in, and took care of, Charles Pecue and Harvey Allard for many years until their death. They predeceased her in 1999 and 2000, respectively. For the past 15 years she has been caring for her brother, Michael Moody, a role she cherished.

Bunny is survived by her siblings; James (Priscilla) Moody, Susan (Dana) Sabine, and Michael Moody; her long-time partner, Anthony (Tony) Arruzza and their faithful companion Molly; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; five sisters, Dorothy Couture, Doris Dame, Leona Kirby, Patricia Decarreau, and Jacqueline Billings; several brother-in-laws; her niece Judy Kirby; her nephew Bruce Billings; and her ex-husband, Ronald Conger.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in her memory to Champlain Community Services, 512 Troy Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446.

The family would like to thank the staff on Baird 4, the provider's at Winooski Family Health, and Dr. Dennis Sanders, for the care and support they provided to Bunny and her family. They would also like to thank Terrie Campbell, Bunny's neighbor and friend, for the assistance she has provided to Bunny and Michael for the past several years.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 9:30am - 11:00am, followed by a service at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are in the care of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main Street, Winooski. Interment will follow at St. Francis Cemetary. Condolences may be shared at

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