Joy Clark obituary

MIDDLEBURY — Joy Marie Clark, age 82, passed peacefully from this life and into our Father’s presence on Monday, March 16, 2015, with loved ones at her side at her home in Middlebury.
Ms. Clark was born in Isle La Motte on Feb. 2, 1933. She was the daughter of Alcide and Rena (Jarvis) Bonneville. She grew up on Isle La Motte where she received her early education and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s High School in Burlington, class of 1951.
She came to Middlebury with her family in 1965, moving from Burlington. She began her working career with Middlebury College in 1966 in news service and retired in 1998 as an administrative assistant. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She was instrumental in and volunteered many hours in the formation of Bone Builders with RSVP in Middlebury. In earlier years she was a league bowler and she was always an avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. She loved family gatherings and spending time with her grandchildren. Her family was her life.
Surviving are three daughters: Bonnie Betourney and her husband Michael of Salisbury, Darlene Thorpe and her husband Tim of Middlebury and Paula Pockette and her husband Alfred of Salisbury; her son, Steven Clark and his wife Lorie of Middlebury; and a brother, Leo Bonneville of Isle La Motte. Thirteen grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.
She was predeceased by her son Kevin Paul Clark and a brother, Leonard Bonneville.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev. William Beaudin, pastor, will be the celebrant. A private burial will take place at a later date in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Isle La Motte.
Following the Mass the family will receive friends in the church hall for a time of remembrance.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Mary’s School, 326 College St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. ◊
Editor’s note: Normally we don’t run obituaries in the news space on addisonindependent.com, but in this case we had promised to run the obituary in the print edition on March 19 but regrettably did not live up to that promise. So readers can see the time and place of the funeral service, we are running Ms. Clark’s obituary in the news space.

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