February 13, 1916 - January 10, 2014

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Obituaries » VIOLET M. BARQUIN

BARQUIN, VIOLET M. “VI,” 97, formerly of Montpelier and most recently of Mayo Manor in Northfield, died January 10, at Central Vermont Medical Center. She was born in Graniteville, Feb. 13, 1916, the daughter of Donald and Annie (MacLeod) Murray. After graduating from Williamstown High School, she went on to complete nurse’s training at Heaton Hospital in 1940. She began her nursing career at Heaton Hospital, then later as a private duty nurse. She retired from the Vermont College infirmary after 12 years of service. On June 26, 1940, she married Ralph F. Barquin. She met her future husband while at a dance at the former Montpelier Community Hall. Mr. Barquin predeceased her on Feb. 7, 1978. Mrs. Barquin enjoyed golfing and square dancing. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Barre Country Club, where she was very proud of the only “hole-in-one” she made. She loved to travel, antiques, refinishing and upholstering furniture, sewing, knitting and playing bridge. Survivors include her daughters Joan “Tara” Veno and husband Joe, of Hamilton, Mass., Donna Courtney and husband Mike, of The Dalles, Ore., and Deborah Gurule, of Berlin; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Terry Barquin, on Feb. 17, 1980; twin children, James Barquin in 1942 and Jackie Barquin in 1943; a grandson, Jacob Gurule; siblings Chris Murray, Ann Stone, Dee Callahan, Betty Lesell and George Murray.

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