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July 24th, 2014

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VIOLET A. HUNT

November 23, 1932 - August 12, 2013

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Obituaries » VIOLET A. HUNT

HUNT, VIOLET ANN, 80, a longtime resident of South Barre, died August 12, at the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield. Her daughters, Nancy and Barbara, were at her bedside. Born Nov. 23, 1932, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Frank and Emory (Baker) Rivers. She attended schools in Chelsea and later received her GED. On Aug. 31, 1950, she married Herbert Gage Hunt in the Hedding United Methodist Church of Barre. Most of their married life had been spent in South Barre, Waterbury, The Gardens in Williamstown, and more recently at Mayo Health Care in Northfield. “Herbie” died on June 24, 2013. Violet and Herbert worked together at their dairy and tree farm on Route 14 in South Barre for many years. She will be remembered as a food service supervisor at several central Vermont area nursing homes and the Barre Town Elementary School. Violet was an avid baker, pickle maker, ceramics creator and operated her own home bakery. She was a longtime member of the Hedding United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women, The Order of the Rebekahs in Waterbury and the former Ruth Chapter 33 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Plante, of Northfield, and Nancy Knorr and husband, Leonard, of Barre City; two sons, Herbert G. Hunt III and wife, Pamela, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and George Hunt and wife, Mercedes, of Orange, Mass., as well as 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters: Tina Weston, Pauline Latulippe and husband, Maurice, and Ruth “Peggy” Belanger and husband, Conrad; and her brother, Frank Rivers; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides her parents and her husband, Herb, she was predeceased by six brothers and sisters: Donald, Carl, Mary, Liz, Harriet and Louise.

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