Janice Frances Bushee, 84, of Vergennes


VERGENNES — Janice Frances Bushee of Vergennes, Vt., passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family after a long illness. She was born in New Haven, Vt., Jan. 14, 1937, daughter of Carl and Gertrude Booska.

She was employed by Simmonds Precision of Vergennes, Vt., for over 30 years. Janice had a love for her family, friends and her faith in God. Her greatest joys were her grandsons Joshua and Jacob Bushee and great-granddaughter Harper as well as their families.

Janice was a devoted member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post 14, Addison County Eagles, Ladies of St. Anne and Vergennes booster club.

She enjoyed wildlife, birds, flowers, the outdoors, art, museums, country fairs and town festivals. She had many hobbies: camping, hiking, sewing, cooking, baking, archery, hunting, fishing and rescuing animals as well as foraging for mushrooms and ginseng. She was raised on a farm in Orwell, Vt., and continued her interests in farming, agriculture and forestry.

Janice is survived by her son Matthew Bushee of Vergennes; grandson Joshua Bushee and fiancée Lindsey and her son Milo McDermott of Wilmington, N.C.; and grandson Jacob Bushee and wife Stephanie and their daughter Harper of Ferrisburgh, Vt. She is also survived by many loving and special family and friends.

Janice is predeceased by her son Carl Bushee; her life partner, Louis Margiotti of Rutland; and former husband Howard Bushee of Manchester. She is also predeceased by her brothers Emery Booska of New Hampshire, Edward Booska of Orwell, Vt., and Martin Booska of Maryland.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to her family or watch a video of the service go to A link to the video will be located on bottom of the obituary.◊

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