• Violet M. Barquin
    January 30,2014

    Violet M. Barquin

    Violet M. Barquin

    MONTPELIER — Violet M. “Vi” Barquin, 97, formerly of St. Paul Street and most recently of Mayo Manor in Northfield, died Jan. 10, 2014, at Central Vermont Medical Center.

    She was born in Graniteville, Vt., Feb. 13, 1916, the daughter of Donald and Annie (MacLeod) Murray. After graduating from Williamstown High School, she went on to complete nurse’s training at Heaton Hospital in 1940. She began her nursing career at Heaton Hospital, then later as a private duty nurse. She retired from the Vermont College infirmary after 12 years of service.

    On June 26, 1940, she married Ralph F. Barquin. She met her future husband while at a dance at the former Montpelier Community Hall in Montpelier. Mr. Barquin predeceased her on Feb. 7, 1978.

    Mrs. Barquin enjoyed golfing and square dancing. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Barre Country Club, where was very proud of her only “hole-in-one” she made.

    She loved to travel, antiques, refinishing and upholstering furniture, sewing, knitting and playing bridge.

    Survivors include her daughters Joan “Tara” Veno and husband Joe, of Hamilton, Mass., Donna Courtney and husband Mike, of The Dalles, Ore., and Deborah Gurule, of Berlin; grandchildren Tara Marie Courtney, Jamie Veno, Jessika Gurule, Jeremy Veno and Ben Courtney; several nieces and nephews.

    She was predeceased by her son, Terry Barquin, on Feb. 17, 1980; twin children, James Barquin in 1942 and Jackie Barquin in 1943; a grandson, Jacob Gurule; siblings Chris Murray, Ann Stone, Dee Callahan, Betty Lesell and George Murray.

    A graveside service will be held in the spring, at the family lot in Hope Cemetery in Barre.

    Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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