Rebecca Ann Hess died peacefully at Copley hospital on Saturday, March 4, 2023 with her children at her side.
Rebecca was born on January 16, 1940 in Morrisville, VT to Raymond and Annie (Gray) Cleveland. She spent her childhood and entire life in the Morrisville, VT area.
She married Charles Hess on July 24, 1956 in Puffer United Methodist Church. Rebecca and Charles owned and operated Hess’ Used Cars in Morrisville for over 40 years with their family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She faithfully attended church service at Puffer United Methodist Church in Morrisville and later became a member of the Elmore United Methodist Church. Rebecca was a lifetime member of the Hyde Park VFW post #7779 Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary post #33 in Morrisville. She was a lover of books, music, NASCAR and spending time at the lake with her family. She enjoyed music and singing whether it was hymns at church, children’s songs or country music around the campfire with her family.
She is survived by her six children: Louise and husband David Allen, Charles Hess Jr. and Glendeen Parizo, Darlene and husband James Pilbin, Jeffrey Hess, Linda and husband Joseph Charette, and Veronica Trombly. Rebecca is also survived by 4 siblings and their spouses: Rose and Steve Gray, Raymond and Rose Cleveland, Beverly Madden, Roland and Barbra Cleveland, Joyce Cleveland and Ann Hess. She is lovingly remembered by her grandchildren: Rebecca Mandigo, Davida DeLena, Jessica Brault, Jason, Alex and Bradley Allen, Crystal, Chad and Kyle Hess, Amanda Wells, Melinda Marshall, Ernest and Raymond Lockamy, Trevor, Cole, Brett, Sabrina, Xavier, Alexus Hess, Linda Smith, Ben, Justin, Katie Charette, Julia, Jared, and Kayla Trombley as well as her great grandchildren: Daryon, Zayda, Enzo, Nico, Noah, Ezra, Hannah, Wesley, Kathrine, Ruby, Oliver, Braydon, Aizlyn, Finley, Zia, Rylan, Owen, Kyleigh, Reigha, Zion, Zakiyah, Alanna, Damien, Matt, Thomas, Lily, Hannah, Madison, Olivia, Bryan, Shelby, Masson, Charlie, Harper, Maverick, Blair, Savana, Layla, Brianna, Elizabeth, Kasey, Carter, Brandon, Cameron, Jayce, Annabella, Quint, Scout, and Daniel. Rebecca’s memory also lives on in her great-great grandchildren: Jaxon, Lilliana, Xander, Elizabeth, Adeline, Madilynn and Sophia.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles Hess Sr., her parents Raymond and Annie Cleveland and in-laws James and Florence Hess. She was also predeceased by her children, Raymond James Hess and Valerie Lynn Hess and her granddaughter Tiffany Gordon, her great-great grandson Nicholas Fortier, her daughter-in-law Helen Hess, her siblings and spouses: Reginald Cleveland, Shirley and Cassus Trenary, Ashley Madden, James Hess, Ethel and Winfield Dalley.
Funeral services will be held at 2pm on March 12, 2023 at United Community Church, 85 Upper Main Street, Morrisville, VT. Visiting hours will be held from 3- 6pm on March 11, 2023 at the United Community Church in Morrisville. Anyone wishing to make a donation in Rebecca’s memory may do so to “Breakfast on us” in c/o United Community Church, P.O. Box 475, Morrisville, VT 05661 or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences and memories of Rebecca may be shared with the family at dgfunerals.com.
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