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Obituary: John Paul “Jackie” Lavery 

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John Paul “Jackie” Lavery, 88, of Burlington died on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston.

He was born in Burlington on January 24, 1928 the son of Charles and Josephine (Fleury) Lavery. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, class of 1947, where he ran track. Jackie had worked for G. S. Blodgett and for St. Joseph Cemetery. He was a lifelong resident of Burlington who could be seen enjoying his daily walk downtown.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews and by his special friend Ruth Tobin. He was predeceased by his parents and his siblings.

There will be no visiting hours. A prayer service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10:00 am in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Burial will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, 300 Pearl St., Burlington, VT 05401, the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495, the Burlington Fire Department Station #2, 132 North Ave., Burlington, VT 05408 or to his favorite charity, the Maryknoll Missionaries, PO Box 307, Maryknoll, NY 10545. To send online condolences, please visit

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