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Obituary: Theresa Helen Leggett, 1927-2015, Winooski 

Published March 16, 2015 at 4:00 a.m.

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  • Teresa Helen Leggett

Theresa Helen Leggett, 88, died March 13, 2015, at Green Mountain Nursing Home after a brief illness.

She was born the daughter of Armand and Hazel (Kirby) Guilbault on March 3, 1927. She attended Nazareth School and Mount Saint Mary's. She was married to Kenneth T. Leggett on September 4, 1948, and resided the majority of their 50 years of marriage in the Burlington/Winooski area. She was preceded by her husband, Kenneth, in 1998; and one sister, Arlene Gonyeau; one brother Arthur Guilbault; and a special friend, Arburt Hathaway.

She is survived by one sister, Marilyn, and Frank Gleason. She is also survived by two sons, Ronald and Carol Leggett and Richard and Maureen Leggett; one daughter, Rhonda Leggett, and Bill Lozell; six grandchildren: Erick and Tara Leggett, John and Christine Leggett, Crista and Eric Tourville, Angie Leggett and Matt King, Rebecca Leggett and Jordan Robare, and Jason and Kerri Bouffard; and 12 great-grandchildren: Kendall, Owen, Adelynn and Ian,  Logan, Emma, Austin, Zachary, Alida,  Kaelyn, Colton, and Madilyn.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and Catholic Daughters.

She had a great sense of humor and was extremely witty. For that she was quite entertaining and a favorite at family events. Her love was her family. Her immaculate home was kept in order and filled with love and music. Her home was a popular spot for her children's friends, and everyone knew who was the boss.

Growing up only a block away from the public skating rink allowed her to become an accomplished figure skater, and it became the sport she enjoyed the most. Her passion was music. She loved everything from the big bands to the Beatles. Her father was a drummer who hosted many fellow musicians in his home, and she learned to play piano and became extremely knowledgeable about various recording artists and countless song titles. Her children and grandchildren still continue this legacy started over 100 years ago.

Visitation will be at Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Winooski on Monday March 16, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday March 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Co-Cathedral in Burlington.

The family would also like to express their deep appreciation to the entire Green Mountain Nursing Home staff for the professional care and personal love they provide to our mother during her final two years. Condolences may be shared with the family online at

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