• Katherine M. Thurber
    January 07,2013

    Katherine M. Thurber

    Katherine M. Thurber

    WOODBURY — Katherine Mary (Rouelle) Thurber, 92, died Jan. 3, 2013, at her home.

    She was born in Montpelier Oct. 27, 1920, the daughter of Leon and Alma (Mathieu) Rouelle.

    She graduated in 1939 from St. Michael’s High School.

    On June 10, 1960, she married Hayden Thurber in Plainfield. Mr. Thurber died in 2007.

    Mrs. Thurer was employed for several years as a cook and nurse’s aide in area nursing homes, retiring from Mayo Nursing in Northfield in 1990. She also worked as a housekeeper and cook for her brother, the Rev. Forrest Rouelle, while he was assigned to St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Hero and St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bethel.

    She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and CDA.

    She enjoyed bowling and playing bingo.

    Survivors include five children, Marian Morrison of Sebring, Fla., Barbara Prentice of York Haven, Pa., Nancy Durgin of Woodbury, Wilfred Gauthier of New Hampshire and James Gauthier of Cabot, 22 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 39 great-great-grandchildren.

    Mrs. Thurber was also predeceased by a son, Robert Gauthier, in 2012 and nine brothers.

    The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at St. Augustine Catholic Church.

    Burial will be at a later date in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Randolph Center.

    There will be no calling hours.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier, VT 05602; or Central Vermont Catholic School, 79 Summer St., Barre, VT 05641.

    Online condolences may be sent to www.guareandsons.com.

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