July 24, 1959 - January 18, 2014
Obituaries » JULIE GRUNVALD
GRUNVALD, JULIE CARPENTER, 54, of Williston, passed away peacefully at her home on January 18, surrounded by her loving family. Her kindness and engaging ways always endeared her to everyone she met. Her strength and determination allowed her to live a full and inspirational life with cancer until the end. Julie was born July 24, 1959, to the late William and Daisy Riddel Carpenter of Montpelier. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1977 and the University of Vermont in 1981 with a degree in physical therapy. Julie was an active and caring person who loved the outdoors. Her interests included walking, bird watching, snowshoeing, skiing and spending time at her camp on Lake Champlain. She enjoyed working with young children at the Williston Ski Program at Cochran’s Ski Area. She enjoyed many years and friendships as a physical therapist. Her best times were those spent with her family. Julie truly knew what it meant to care for and accept others. Her kindness and empathy will be missed by all her family, friends and colleagues. Her hobbies included gardening, rug hooking and felting, Mah Jong, reading and traveling with family and friends. She was an avid fan of her children’s sports, never missing an event. Julie married Lloyd Grunvald July 29, 1990. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, and their three children, Miles (22), Hannah (20) and Warren (18), all of Williston. Julie leaves behind her four siblings and their spouses, USAF Col. (Ret) William Carpenter and wife Iris of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Phalen and husband Kim of Montpelier, Sara Gage and husband Tom of North Clarendon, and Brian Carpenter and wife Kate of Stowe. She also leaves her mother- and father-in-law, Harriet and Marcel Grunvald of Burlington; her brother and sister in-law, Jeff and Mary Grunvald of Colchester; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.