• Violet A. Hunt
    August 14,2013

    Violet A. Hunt

    Violet A. Hunt

    SOUTH BARRE — Violet Ann Hunt, 80, a longtime resident of South Barre on the Holden Road, died Monday morning, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield. Her daughters, Nancy and Barbara, were at her bedside.

    Born Nov. 23, 1932, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Frank and Emory (Baker) Rivers. She attended schools in Chelsea and later received her GED.

    On Aug. 31, 1950, she married Herbert Gage Hunt in the Hedding United Methodist Church of Barre. Most of their married life had been spent in South Barre, Waterbury, The Gardens in Williamstown, and more recently at Mayo Health Care in Northfield. “Herbie” died on June 24, 2013.

    Violet and Herbert worked together at their dairy and tree farm on Route 14 in South Barre for many years.

    She will be remembered as a food service supervisor at several central Vermont area nursing homes and the Barre Town Elementary School.

    Violet was an avid baker, pickle maker, ceramics creator and operated her own home bakery.

    She was a longtime member of the Hedding United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Women, The Order of the Rebekahs in Waterbury and the former Ruth Chapter 33 Order of the Eastern Star.

    Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Plante, of Northfield, and Nancy Knorr and her husband, Leonard, of Barre City; two sons, Herbert G. Hunt III and his wife, Pamela, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., and George Hunt and his wife, Mercedes, of Orange, Mass., as well as 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Also surviving are three sisters: Tina Weston, Pauline Latulippe and her husband, Maurice, and Ruth “Peggy” Belanger and her husband, Conrad; and her brother, Frank Rivers; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

    Besides her parents and her husband, Herb, she was predeceased by six brothers and sisters: Donald, Carl, Mary, Liz, Harriet and Louise.

    Violet’s life will be honored and celebrated on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at 3 p.m. in the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre.

    Friends may call at the church from 2 to 3 p.m.

    Later interment will be made in the Waterbury Center Cemetery, at the convenience of her family.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund, Hedding United Methodist Church, 40 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641, in memory of Herbert and Violet Hunt.

    The Hunt family will be in charge of all arrangements.

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