Theresa R. Clark, 86, of Vergennes


VERGENNES — Theresa R. Clark, 86, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, surrounded by her family.

She was born on July 22, 1937, in Massachusetts, to Harold and Christine Russell and moved to Addison, Vt. as a young child. Theresa married Donald Clark Sr. on Nov. 7, 1953, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.

Theresa was a member of Vergennes Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and the American Legion Post 14 Ladies Auxiliary. She recently celebrated her 50th anniversary of membership. Theresa owned and operated Clark’s Nursing for 50 years with her husband Donald.

She enjoyed spending winters in Florida, traveling, camping, and playing cards with family and friends.

Theresa is survived by her children, Donna Desjardin (Dave), Tim Clark (Sue) and Donald Clark Jr., all of Vergennes; her grandchildren, Heather Desjardin, Heidi Stearns (Dan), Kevin (Chelsea) Desjardin, Katherine Desjardin, Elizabeth Clark (Bruce), Grady Clark and Allie Clark; her great-grandchildren, Zachery, Jacob, Garrett, Caleb, Jace, Zakery, Aden, Thomas, Ava and Anderson; her great-great-granddaughter Kinsely; her sisters Kat Veysey of Titusville, Fla., and Eliane Whipple of Fitzwilliam, N.H.; and her brothers Gary Russell of Vergennes and Craig Russell of Monkton, Vt.

She is predeceased by her parents, husband Donald in 2022, her son Thomas, son-in-law Walter Desjardin and sister Barbara Roberts.

The family wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to her caregivers, Carleen Atkins and Tammy Booska.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 South Maple Street, Vergennes, Vt. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Oct. 25, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes, Vt. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, or Vergennes Fire Department.

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