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Mary Lou Payne, 80, of Charlotte VT and formerly a resident of Rochester, NY passed away peacefully on June 22, 2019 with an enormous amount of love surrounding her.
Mary Lou was known for her caring spirit and lived with beauty and grace in her relationships with family and friends. She will be remembered for her welcoming smile and her giving nature. She was a devoted figure skating instructor, tango dance instructor and has enjoyed a lifelong love of dancing andsinging in choral groups. She was grateful for travel with friends and family to tropical climates. She also loved wildlife and birding and her home companion Luna the cat.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents Richard and Alma Easton, and leaves behind her brother Richard Easton and his life partner Frank Pagano. She was a devoted mother to her three children Jeffrey Payne and his special friend Chickadee of Charlotte, Julie Elena Payne and her partner Robert Schwartz of Burlington and Jonathan Payne and his wife Denise of Woodland Hills, CA., grandmother to Jesse Russell and his significant other Taryn of Burlington and Christopher Russell and his wife Chelsea of Essex as well as her two great-granddaughters Lillian and Sophia who brought much joy into her life.
Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Chapel, Shelburne, Vermont from 6-8 p.m. Her memorial services will be held at the North Ferrisburg United Methodist Church Wednesday, June 26th at 11:00 am.
Memorial contributions can be made to the North Ferrisburgh United Methodist Church, PO Box 7, N. Ferrisburgh, VT 05473 or to the SABAH Association (skating program for blind and handicapped) here https://sabahinc.org/donate/