June 24th, 2018



June 18, 1918 – February 17, 2014

Burial Date


COPELAND, JUDITH DAVIS, 95, of Barre, died February 17, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Her family had been at her bedside. Born June 18, 1918, in Washington, she was the daughter of Wesley M. and Ethel (Barup) Davis. She attended elementary school in Washington and received her GED through the Adult Education Program when she was in her 50s. On Jan. 14, 1943, she married Walter Cecil Copeland. Following their marriage, they made their home in Barre City. Walter died March 6, 2006. Judith had worked for many years as a waitress at the former Blue Moon Diner, the Venetian Restaurant and the Steak House Restaurant, from which she retired after over 20 years of service. She enjoyed baking and reading and was a longtime member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret “Peggy” Brisco, and husband, Gene, of Ontario, Calif.; her sons Timothy Copeland and Robert Copeland and his companion, Brenda Garey, and daughter-in-law Faith Copeland, all of Barre; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Walter; her son David; her sisters, Lora Guy and Rachel Beede; and brothers Stanley, Wesley, Alden, Hilton and Lewis Davis.

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