March 14, 1956 - November 25, 2018
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Claire Cynthia (Chase) Trepanier
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Claire Cynthia (Chase) Trepanier passed peacefully away in the comfort of her family from complications of a four year battle with ovarian cancer on Sunday November 25, 2018 at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin, VT. She was born on March 14th, 1956 in Barre, Vermont to Annie & Elwin Chase. Claire attended Barre Town School and Spaulding High School, receiving her GED after the birth of her oldest son, Albert.
Claire’s first employment was at Dunkin Donut’s in Barre. She later went on to a life long career at National Life Group that lasted over 40 years. She retired from NLG in December 2017 due to declining health.
Claire met the love of her life Norman Trepanier at the Skyview Casino in Williamstown, Vermont. They later married in East Barre on March 30, 1973. They initially lived in Graniteville and later moved to Washington Vermont where they remain today. She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, sons Albert (Melissa) Trepanier of Websterville and Matthew (Danielle) Trepanier of Williamstown as well as her grandchildren Dylan, Brandon, Avery and Macy whom she cherished and adored. She also leaves behind her mother Annie Chase and sisters, Sandy (Roger) Hutchinson and Sarah (Ronald) Gonyaw. She was predeceased by her father, Elwin Chase, Mother-in-law Gisele Trepanier, Fatherin-law Albert Trepanier and Papa Joe Irish.
Claire was the kindest person anyone has ever met, always giving and never complaining, even on her worst days. She enjoyed crocheting, especially baby blankets, always having a supply on hand to give as a gift for the next baby being born. She also had a rather large collection of snowmen that were compiled over a lifetime. In her younger years while enjoying snowmobiling, she also competed in drag racing snowmobiles, with her family and friends cheering her on. She also competed in fishing derby’s, winning first place with the prize being a pop up camper. This was the beginning of her love of camping in Goose Point and the hunting camp in Wentworth Location, NH. In her early years she enjoyed camping at the Clark’s Camp on Groton Pond.
Most of all Claire loved spending time with family, friends and her “little darlings” they always brought a smile to her face.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Central Vermont Hospital for taking such great care of Claire and the family during her final days. A celebration of life will be held at an informal gathering Saturday December 1, 2018 from 12 – 4 at the Canadian Club in Barre . Please bring stories to share. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.