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Obituary: Lorraine M. Dubuque 

Published September 1, 2016 at 4:33 p.m. | Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:18 a.m.

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  • Lorraine M. Dubuque

Mrs. Lorraine M. Dubuque, age 104 years, died early Tuesday evening, August 30, 2016, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans City.

Born in Isle La Motte on June 17, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Nellie (Fleury) Jarvis. She attended schools in Isle La Motte and on November 28, 1932, was married to Chester R. Dubuque, who predeceased her on March 19, 1994.

A native of North Hero, Lorraine and Chester purchased a farm in 1933 which they operated for over 50 years. She was a lifelong parishioner of the former St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church and will always be remembered for her love of playing bridge and bowling. She was a ballot clerk and cemetery commissioner in the town of North Hero for over 30 years.

Lorraine leaves one son, Raymond Dubuque and his wife Nancy of Mooers, NY; a son-in-law, Leonard Moe of Fairfield, CA; grandchildren, Robert Barnum and wife Maggie of Fairfield, CA, Rosemary and Dale Pruitt of Vacaville, CA, Melanie Sweatland of Fairfield, CA, Jeffrey Dubuque of North Hero and Spencer Dubuque of Napa, CA as well as their mother, Pamela Eaton of North Hero. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Lorraine was predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Moe in 2002; granddaughter, Rebecca Dubuque in 1994; a brother, Douglas Jarvis in 1997 and a sister, Esther Irick in 2003.

Lorraine’s family would like to extend a special thank you to, Lu Ann Beyor, Beverly and Bubby Irick, Margie Dean and the home health caregivers who helped with her care at the Franklin Carriage House.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 2 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. The Reverend Doctor Jason McConnell will officiate. Interment will follow at the Dubuque family lot in the North End Cemetery, North Hero.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Gifts in Lorraine’s memory may be made to the Restoration of the North Hero Town Hall, in care of Eileen Mitchell, Bridge Road, North Hero 05474.

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