Cora Adrienne Ethier, 101 of Bridport


BRIDPORT — Cora Adrienne Ethier, age 101, passed peacefully, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at her home in Bridport.

Cora was born on the family farm in Whiting on Sept. 21, 1922. She was the daughter of John and Alberta (St. Denis) Chartrand. She grew up on the farm and received her education in local Whiting schools. In her earlier years she worked at Baker’s Appliance store in Brandon. She also had her own cleaning business for many years. On Nov. 26, 1942, she married Emery Ethier in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell. They first lived in Orwell, where their first child was born. After a short time in Burlington, they purchased their first farm in Salisbury. In 1952 they bought their farm in Bridport, where they have lived ever since. Emery predeceased her Oct. 3, 2009. Cora always said she enjoyed her work and life on the farm.

She is survived by her children, Madeline Gardner and her husband Richard of Middlebury, Eugene Ethier and his wife Janice of Cornwall, Richard Ethier and his wife Karon of Braintree and Jeffrey Ethier and his wife Laura of Bridport; a sister; grandchildren, Roxanne Gardner, Craig Gardner, Matthew Ethier, Nathan Ethier and his wife Chelsea, Jessie Ethier and his wife Rachel, Jason Ethier, Richard Ethier and his wife Pat, Sara Shaw and her husband Mike, Andrew Ethier and Nicholas Ethier. Many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. In addition to her husband, she was also predeceased by siblings Jules, Herve, George, Gene, Roland, Lucienne, and Alice.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Rev. Luke Austin, pastor, will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial will follow, in the family lot, at St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.◊


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