May 18, 1936 - August 6, 2013
Obituaries » PATIENCE CANDY
CANDY, PATIENCE “PAT” MESSIER, 77, of Montpelier, died August 6 at Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born on May 18, 1936, in Irasburg, the daughter of Wilfred Preston Messier and Ila Mae (Mitchell) Messier, and attended schools in Irasburg. Pat was married to Ross Hoyt on June 21, 1959, in Irasburg. Mr. Hoyt predeceased her. She was later married to William Robert “Bob” Candy on Feb. 14, 1979. Mr. Candy predeceased her on Feb. 18, 1999. Pat worked for 28 years at the Grand Union and Shaw’s in Montpelier. She retired in March of this year. Pat and her constant companion, her dog Sidekick, loved nature and the outdoors. Pat enjoyed flowers and gardening, cooking and collecting cookbooks. She spent many hours watching deer, chipmunks, and especially birds and her precious hummingbirds. Survivors include three stepdaughters, Laurel Farnum and husband, Wally, of Montpelier, Linda Stanke and husband, John, of New Mexico, and Paula Cody and husband, Bill, of Montpelier; stepson William Robert “Bill” Candy II and wife, Arlene, of Georgia; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; four nieces and three nephews. Pat is also survived by a sister, Betsy Jane Slaven, of Florida. Pat was predeceased by two sisters, Josephine Hart and Mae Daigle.