Lois Joan Belair
Essex Junction, VT
Lois Joan Belair, 77, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2020 at the UVM Medical Center after suffering a stroke.
She was born on February 13, 1943 in Gardner, MA to the late Toivo & Elsa (Blom) Linden.
After graduating from Gardner High School Lois attended Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg, MA earning a Bachelor’s in Education. She began her teaching career in Winchendon, MA and then after moving to Vermont she worked in the Essex Town Schools. Lois’s true passion was books & reading and left teaching to volunteer at the Brownell Library in Essex Jct. and to work at the Trinity College Book Store. She would end her love of working with books at the South Burlington Community Library, after working there for 24 years.
Some of Lois’s favorite hobbies and past-times were reading, puzzles, walking in the mall and window shopping, playing Words with friends, ice cream, taking drives to look for ice cream, having dinner and playing domino’s with friends, traveling to see her family, and traveling far and wide with her husband Ron and their special friends Wes and Cissy McClellan. She most of all loved spending time with her family and was working on the family’s genealogy. Lois was a member of her beloved St. James Episcopal Church for 43 years and enjoyed playing in their Handbell Choir.
Lois is survived by her Husband of 53 years, her one love, Ronald. She is also survived by her Daughters: Elizabeth Hatin & her husband Jon of Winooski, Jennifer Belair of Essex Jct. Grandchildren: Adam & Jonathan Hatin and Elsa Belair. Great-grandchildren Emma & Carl Hatin. Sister: Lynne Rice of Winchendon, MA. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews and many dear friends that she cherished and considered family.
A memorial service and burial at St. James Church will be held at a later date.
If you wish to make a contribution in Lois’s memory they may be made to: St. James Episcopal Church Outreach, 4 St. James Place, Essex Jct., VT 05452.
Arrangements are in care of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Jct., VT.
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