Margaret A. (Byington) Bouvier, 91, of Bristol


BRISTOL — Margaret A. (Byington) Bouvier passed away, Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, just two months shy of her 92nd birthday. She was the daughter of Stanley Alfred and Katherine Augusta (Ross) Byington.

In high school, Maggie played basketball and worked on the high school yearbook, The Dear Leap, with her brother Stanley. She attended the Green Mountain Girls State in 1949, and she earned The National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award, on June 13, 1950.

She married Lloyd George “Gus” Bouvier on June 15, 1957, and they resided in Bristol. They had two daughters, Katherine Bouvier (David) LaFleche and Mary K (Raymond) Wright.

Her early career was with the Van Raalte Company and then Simmonds Precision, now United Technology in Vergennes. While employed at Simmonds, she was asked to emcee their Holiday Party for several years. She had an outgoing personality and loved to tell jokes. When they put a “carpool” van into rotation, she was one of several drivers getting employees safely to and from work. She read voraciously and was a regular at the Lawrence Memorial Library.

Maggie was a stalwart Boston Red Sox fan and loved to talk about them with anyone who would entertain the conversation.

She was a two-time breast cancer survivor who never let it get her down. “Better days are coming” she would say. In her later years, she resided at Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing, where she was well loved by all who knew her. She looked forward to Bingo and having volunteers and residents partner up for bridge.

She is survived by her two daughters and their spouses; grandchildren, Brian, Jaime, Kory, Jennifer and Amy, Sarah (Chris), and David Jr. (Meredith). Several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Carol Byington also survive her.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Gus; her brother, Gerald Byington; sister, Alice Lauritsen; and brother, Stanley Byington.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Maggie’s name to Helen Porter Rehabilitation & Nursing, Activities Dept, c/o Nancy Durham, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, Vt., 05753, or Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury, Vt., 05753.

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