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Dorothy L. Cayia

July 3, 1923 - January 1, 2018

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Obituaries » Dorothy L. Cayia

DOROTHY LUCILLE CAYIA, age 94, of the Barre Manor, passed away Jan. 1, 2018, in Berlin. Dorothy was born on July 3, 1923, in Plainfield, the daughter of Clyde and Nettie (Getchell) Laird. Upon her graduation from Montpelier High School, Dorothy was invited to work in Washington, D.C., at the War Defense Department during WWII. She met her first husband, Wallace Ringgenberg, and was married in Montpelier, June, 24, 1945. They raised two children, Patricia Ann and Edward Laird, in Iowa. In 1963, she returned to Vermont. Dorothy retired from the state of Vermont where she worked in the highway department and the environmental agency. She also worked at the Plainfield Health Center. In 1969, she married her soul mate, James Cayia, in Berlin. During these years, she was active in her church in many leadership positions. She loved teaching genealogy and was an active member of the DAR in Barre. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Patricia Ringgenberg Hansen (McKay), eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also beloved by her sister, Betty Bell, and numerous devoted nieces and nephews.

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