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JANET M. LOCKE

March 12, 1944 - November 25, 2013

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Obituaries » JANET M. LOCKE

LOCKE, JANET MARION FIELD, of Barre Town, departed this earth to be in the arms of Jesus on November 25. Born on March 12, 1944, in Richford, Janet was the daughter of Gerald and Leirion Field. Janet met the love of her life, Edwin H. “Chuck” Locke, while in the seventh grade. They were married Sept. 12, 1964, in the Cambridge United Church, and recently celebrated their 49th anniversary. They moved to Barre in 1965 and raised two children, Shane Philip Locke and Stacy Lynn (Locke) Ferland. Janet attended school in Cambridge. She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1962 and Johnson State College with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1966. She earned her Master of Education from Johnson State College in 1979. Janet taught for Barre City schools for 33 years, retiring in 2002. Most of those years were spent teaching sixth-grade language arts and math. She received the Jaycees Young Educator award in 1978 and the UVM Teacher of the Year award in 1984. Janet was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma from 1978 until the time of her death and served as treasurer from 1980 to 1988. Janet was a member of the Washington County Retired Teachers Assoc. and served as a student teacher supervisor for Johnson State College from 2002 to 2005. Janet was also a member of the Barre Congregational Church since 1973 and a member of the Friends of the Aldrich Library. Janet loved music, walking, gardening, traveling, kayaking, snowshoeing, reading and cross-stitching. She especially loved being with her family. She loved attending the soccer, hockey and baseball games, as well as concerts, plays and dance recitals of her grandchildren. Janet is survived by husband, Edwin; her son, Shane, and his two children; and her daughter, Stacy, and her two children. She is also survived by her sister, Margaret “Peg” Machia, and husband, Richard, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents as well as one niece, Deborah (Machia) Melvin.

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