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Barbara H. Fondry

Barbara was predeceased by her parents Samuel & Sara Hatfield, her brother John Rogers Hatfield and her eldest son Robert Fondry. She is survived by her two sisters, Margery Demay & Nancy Paige, her two sons, David and wife Patricia Fondry, John and wife Robyn Fondry, along with 10 grandchildren, Julie, Sam, Gabrielle, Ariana, Patrick, Elizabeth, Eve, Faith, Christiana, and Mercy and 6 great grandchildren, Adelaide, Fiona, Penelope, Caleb, Solveig and Inga, and nieces and nephews.

Barbara grew up in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. As a 16 year old she worked as a trigger guard inspector at the Springfield Armory. After graduating, she was a part of the Navel Reserve WAVES division as well as the Coast Guard Aux. Due to her knowledge of Morse code; she worked in the radio shack on a circuit board. She later worked as a telephone operator in Burlington for eight years. She married Walter W. Fondry and was a military wife and mother of her three boys, living on several bases until Walters' military retirement. They returned to Vermont and settled in Essex Junction, VT.

Barbara was born again at age 45 and joined Trinity Baptist church in Williston, VT, where she grew in her faith. Her last transfer of church membership was to Landmark Baptist Church, Easley, SC. She was also a very active member in politics in VT. She could always be found at the polling tables doing her civic duty.

Later Barbara moved to South Carolina, where she lived with her son John and wife Robyn and family until her passing. She was a loving soul and loved being with and seeing all her grandchildren and great grandchildren tremendously. She will be missed.

A graveside service will be held on Friday September 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Route 15 Colchester Vermont. There are no calling hours. Ready Funeral Home and Cremation Services 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, VT are handling the arrangements. Please visit www.readyfuneral.com to place on-line condolences.

When asked if she would change anything from her life, she said," The Lord is in control and it was His will for me to have all the experiences I've had. He has blessed me for many years. I thank Him for that."

Visit burlingtonfreepress.com/obituaries to Express condolences and sign the guest book.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 20, 2017
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