On Saturday March 14, Doris (Plankey) Pequignot, 94, passed away at her home with her husband by her side.
Doris was born April 24, 1925 in Burlington, Vt, the daughter of Philip and Cecile Plankey.
Soon after graduating from Burlington High School in 1943 while working at the Burlington Free Press she met a young basketball coach, Jules F. Pequignot on a blind date. She married Jules on June 29, 1946 and until March 14, 2020 they had never been apart.
After leaving the newspaper Doris went to work for Dr. Tschopp and Dr. Robert Sofferman in the Otolaryngology dept at the then Degoesbrand Hospital managing the office until she retired in 1983.
She loved to read, do the NYTimes crossword puzzles and was an accomplished bridge player but her true passion was taking care of her family.
She leaves behind Jules her loving husband of 73 years, three sons Michael Pequignot and his wife Mary, John Pequignot and his wife Bonnie, Jimmy Pequignot and his wife Debbie and one daughter Carol Smith and her husband Bill. She also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Rebecca, Sara, Courtney, Ryan, Ashley, Molly and Taylor and greatchildren Brian, Lexi, Khanen, Jeffrey, Jacob, Landon, Lincoln, Ashton and Brendan. She made each one feel like they were her favorite.
She also leaves behind a sister, Peg Miller of South Burlington.
Doris was predeceased by her sister Sis Kaigle and her husband George Kaigle, her brother in-law Ken Miller, her daughter-in-law Brenda Pequignot and a granddaughter Kristen Pequignot.
Her family will remember her gentle caring soul and her love of life. Please enjoy a moment of joyful silence for her life and pass on her quiet good works anonymously to someone. In honor of her memory, please give a friend a hug or write a note of gratitude to someone who may not know how much they have meant to you.
Services will follow at a later date.
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