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Wanda F. PreavyJuly 21, 1918 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 98)
Wanda F. Preavy, 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 23, 2017 in Burlington. She was born on July 21, 1918 in Burlington, VT the daughter of the late James and Florence (Hill) Carroll.
She is survived by her eight children: Gary and Barbara Preavy, Ron and Diana Preavy, Gail and Lanny Forgays, Karen Root, Wayne and Ruth Preavy, Craig and Robin Preavy, Lynn Bolduc and long-time partner Chuck Gordon and Kim and Tim Carrier. Grammy was also loved by many grandchildren, great and great-grandchildren and still growing everyday. Wanda is survived by her sisters, Nelda Miller of Essex Junction and Maureen and Tom Smee of San Angelo Texas, a brother Wesley and Betty Carroll of Shelburne and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by Francis Preavy, her sister Joan Lacourse and husband Pete, her brother Clem Carroll and wife Jackie and great grandson Jordan Preavy and special friend John Byers and many true friends.
Mom enjoyed many happy years at Claussens Greenhouse. She loved to play shuffle board with Corrine, bowling and playing Pinochle with anyone who knew how to play. Ice fishing, pickling and camping were Mom’s favorites along with cooking for a big crowd.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:00 am at Resurrection Park Catholic Cemetery, 200 Hinesburg Road, South Burlington, VT. Immediately following, a.gathering of family and friends will take place at Murray’s Tavern at 4 Lincoln Place in Essex Junction, VT. This was Mom’s favorite place to socialize hope you all can join us.
In remembrance of Wanda please make a donation to Essex Rescue, 1 Educational Drive, Essex Junction, VT 05452.