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Kidder Memorial Home
Obituary: Marion Theresa (Rich) Barney
Dateline: Swanton, Vermont
Marion Theresa (Rich) Barney, age 97, a longtime
resident of Spring Street in Swanton Village, died
late Saturday evening, June 20, 2015, at the Saint
Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in
St. Albans Town.
Born in St. Albans on July 15, 1917 she was the
daughter of the late George and Harriett
(Bessette) Rich. Marion was a very private person
and a devoted homemaker, mother and
grandmother. She enjoyed gardening, listening to
various radio talk show hosts, watching golf on
television and listening to New York Yankees
She is survived by her two daughters, Darla Blondo of Swanton and Cheryl
Messier of Highgate Springs; two sons and their spouses, Vance (Margaret)
Barney of Swanton and Rand (Mary) Barney of Champlain, NY; 14 grandchildren,
Charles B. Barney of Waterbury, Rebecca and Gary Marcotte of Barton, Elizabeth
and Scott Bessette of Highgate Center, Armanda Bouchard of Swanton, Leslie and
Joseph Slavinsky of Collierville, TN, Armand and Gianna Messier of St. Albans,
Kevin Barney of St. Albans, Karen Nye of St. Albans, Joseph and Penny Barney
of East Highgate, Jeffrey and Andrea Barney of Fairfield, Jason Barney and
Christine Eldridge of St. Albans, Joshua and Lori Barney of St. Albans, Jessica
and Fritz Larsen of Racine, WI and Deborah and Al Perez of Texas; 15 great
grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Marion was predeceased by a son and daughter-in-law,
Kermit and Marilyn (Sturgeon) Barney; her former husband, George Kenneth
Barney; two sons-in-law, David C, Blondo and Armand R. Messier and her siblings
and their spouses, James and Muriel Rich, Ernest and Valerie Rich, and Clara and
William Hill.
Private funeral services were held Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 11:30a.m from The
Kidder Memorial Home Father Luke P. Austin, pastor of Nativity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary / Saint Louis Parish officiated. The Rite of Committal and Interment
followed at the Messier family lot in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.
To offer private online condolences please visit:
89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, Vermont 05488*(802) 868-3331*Fax(802)868-7000