Donna L. Putney

November 20, 1948 - December 31, 2017

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Obituaries » Donna L. Putney

Donna Lee Putney, 69, of Taylor Drive passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at home with her loving family at her bedside. Born November 20, 1948 in Barre City, she was the daughter of F. Waldo and Antoinette (Verge) Taylor. Donna attended Chelsea Elementary School and graduated as Valedictorian from Chelsea High School in 1966. On June 6, 1970, she married Ronald S. Putney in the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in East Barre. Following their marriage, they made their home on Taylor Drive in Chelsea. Donna started her career as a Lab Technician at the former Barre City Hospital and the Central Vermont Hospital, she then became the Clinic Manager at the Chelsea Health Center and retired from the accounting department at Union Mutual Insurance Company. She also helped on the family farm as well as being a full-time mother, grandmother and wife. Her memberships included the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where she was the head of the parish council for many years. In 2010, she started the Central Vermont Apostles of Divine Mercy. She was also a faithful member of the prayer group line.
Donna enjoyed gardening- she especially loved flowers, and she loved to read, also she enjoyed cooking, and was an accomplished seamstress, although most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.Survivors include her husband, Ronald Putney of Chelsea; her son Ross Putney and his wife, Kim of Chelsea; her daughters Amanda Putney and her husband, Teddy of East Barre; Tammy Larrabee of Chelsea; and Erin Putney of Georgia; thirteen grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren; her brother Maurice Taylor and his wife, Sheila of Chelsea; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Virginia Taylor. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in East Barre. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Branch Ambulance Service, PO Box 74, Chelsea, VT 05038 or Central Vermont Apostles of Divine Mercy, c/o 16 Taylor Drive, Washington, VT 05675.    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit

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