June 10, 1935 – February 25, 2014
Obituaries » ESTHER M. LUSSIER
LUSSIER, ESTHER MARY, 78, of Barre, died February 25, at her home. Born June 10, 1935, in Barre, she was the daughter of Peter and Myrle (Stevens) LaForest. She attended elementary school in Barre and was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1953. On Sept. 24, 1960, Esther married Frank Lussier Jr. in the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. They made their home in Barre and later separated. He died Nov. 14, 1994. Esther was a homemaker. After her children were older and in school, she worked as part of the cafeteria staff at the Brook Street School and the McFarland House, both in Barre, and later at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Esther’s interests included spending time with her children and grandchildren, and being a mother and grandmother. She loved to play cards, especially poker, going to lawn sales, cooking meals for family and friends, and celebrating and decorating for the holidays. Esther is survived by her seven children, Donald LaForest and wife, Charlene, of Barre, Michael LaForest and wife, Tina, of Orange, Jack Lussier and wife, Alisa, of Barre, Thomas Lussier and wife, Brandy, of Barre, Joe Lussier and wife, Candy, of Ladson, S.C., Tina Lussier, of Barre, and Becky Lussier, of Barre; her companion of 19 years, Raymond Flood; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; and her beloved grand-dog, Ginger. Her husband, Frank; her parents; a sister, Ruby “Polly” Flood; a granddaughter, Heather LaForest; a great-grandson, Dion LaForest; and her stepfather, Frank West, predeceased her.