Jean Kay Wisnowski, 86, of Salisbury


SALISBURY — Jean Kay (Drew) Wisnowski, 86, of Salisbury, Vt., passed away in the early morning hours of June 1, 2022, at the UVM Medical Center with her loving sister, Joan Clark, daughter Holly Hathaway, and close family relative Rosemarie by her side. 

She was born in Glover, Vt., the daughter of Alson Drew and Clara Peck. Jean was a very successful businesswoman. She and her husband, Edmund Wisnowski, ran Addison County Commission Sales in East Middlebury and Lake Dunmore Kampersville in Salisbury, Vt., for many decades. 

Jean enjoyed many years of watching their prize harness horses race all over the East coast from Vermont to Florida. 

She certainly had an undying zest for life, enjoying all varieties of travel throughout her lifetime. She and her sister Joan most recently were able to go on a cruise this past October and spent three months on the west coast of Florida. Many thanks to her caretakers Jody Quenneville and Rosemarie Khaleghi Pellegrin for making this past year possible for her. 

She leaves behind her sister, Joan Clark; her daughter, Holly Hathaway and her husband Eric; grandsons Derek and his wife Nicole Boudah Hathaway, and Cullen Hathaway; son Thomas Wisnowski and his wife Marcy, their children Heather, Reese (Frankie Wisnowski), their three sons; Lexi; Heather; son James Wisnowski (deceased) and his wife and two daughters Taylor and Mayson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Mom’s beautiful smile and loving, caring ways will sadly be missed every day. We want to thank everyone for their kind words and support over the years and especially these last few weeks. We also want to thank the staff at UVM for their loving efforts to make Mom comfortable.  

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 1-5 p.m., at her home at 411 Quiet Lane, Salisbury. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.◊

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