August 26, 1924 – August 20, 2013
Obituaries » MADALENE M. VEST
VEST, MADALENE M., 88, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away in the comfort of her family at the Central Vermont Medical Center on August 20. Born in Newport on Aug. 26, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Louise (Isaac) Izor. On June 8, 1946, she married James H. Vest in Waterbury. Jim predeceased Madalene on March 24, 2001. Madalene was a 1942 graduate of Waterbury High School and then went on to a long career as a hairdresser at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. Following her retirement, Madalene worked seasonally for the state of Vermont Tax Department in Montpelier for several years. Madalene’s memberships included St. Andrew Catholic Church, the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59, the Blush Hill Country Club, and she enjoyed activities held at the Waterbury Area Senior Center. In her leisure time, she enjoyed golfing, playing bingo and was an avid reader. Other special interests included occasionally visiting the casinos, crocheting and knitting, fishing and spending time with her large and loving family. Madalene is survived by her children, Terri Ann Christie and her companion, Clark Ferris, of Waterbury, Paul Vest and wife, Julie, of Bristol; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; her daughters-in-law, Carol Vest, of Waterbury Center, and Liana “Dee” Walters and husband, Frank, of Tampa, Fla.; a special niece, Linda Jacobs, of Barre; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Madalene was predeceased by a son, Garland “Gary” Vest, as well as five sisters and three brothers.