GREENSBORO BEND- Marie Paule (Mary Demers) Dunbar, 95, formerly of Greensboro Bend, passed away peacefully at Bel-Aire Center in Newport, VT on January 21, 2019. Mary was born to Domina and Eva Demers on May 21, 1923 in St. Valerien, Quebec. Her family moved to a farm on Walden Mountain (now known as Bellavance Farm) when she was three. On February 16, 1943 she married Glenn Hazen Dunbar at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Greensboro Bend and were married for 66 years. Mary was a fun-loving, kind, energetic woman who enjoyed fishing in her back yard while her bread was rising in the kitchen. Many an article has been written about Mary’s deer hunting skills. A devout Catholic, Mary could be counted on to cook for many of St. Michael’s chicken pie dinners. In her early 50’s Mary also became a trained EMT.
Mary was predeceased by her 14 brothers and sisters. Her husband, Glenn, passed in 2008. She is survived by their eight children, Gene and his wife, Maryice, of Essex Junction, David and his wife, Marty, of Waymart, PA, Nancy Cook and her husband, Bill, of Newport, Jerry and his wife, Yvette, of Barre, Diane Kunigis of Williston, Daniel and his wife, Maria D’haene, of Barre, Suze and her husband, Vince Laxton, of Birch Bay, WA, and Joanne Cloutier and her husband, Doug, of Wolcott. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Visiting hours were held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4-7pm at des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church St., Hardwick, VT. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on January 26 at 11am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Greensboro Bend with a luncheon following. The burial will take place in St. Michael's Cemetery in Greensboro Bend on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:30pm.
The family wants to acknowledge the exceptional care that our Mom received by all the staff at Bel-Aire Center over the last five years.
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