Sandra Jean Dwire Bourgeois, 79, of Vergennes


VERGENNES — It is with tremendous sadness we share the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Sandra Jean Dwire Bourgeois of Vergennes, on April 2, 2024. She is at peace in the loving arms of our dear lord and savior. She was 79.

Sandy was a multi-generational Vermonter through and through from the Huntington area. She was born in Richmond, Vt., to Frank Dwire and Marion Beane.

She is survived by her husband, Claude Bourgeois; her brother, Wendal Dwire and his wife, Sharon Dwire; her sister, Bonnie Humphrey and her husband, Bruce Humphrey; daughter, Susanne Parent and her husband, Mark Parent; Timothy Bourgeois and his wife, Penny Bourgeois; three granddaughters, Emma Parent, Lindsey Parent and Morghan Bourgeois; one great-grandson, Rocco Gene Buffo; and several nieces and nephews.

Sandy was wed to Claude Bourgeois in the chapel at the Cathedral in Burlington, Vt. and had the reception at the historic Vergennes family farmhouse. On March 30, they celebrated their loving 56th wedding anniversary.

Sandy graduated from Richmond High School. No surprise, one year she won the award for Miss Congeniality. She went on to graduate from the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing.

Sandy held many different positions through the years. She worked at the DeGoesbriand hospital, Shaw’s supermarket, Vergennes Pharmacy, the Hercules plant (Simonds Precision/BF Goodrich), Middlebury Family Health, and most recently at Middlebury Foot Care. During her early years, while raising her children, she took in boarders and was a fantastic domestic engineer.

Funeral services will be held Monday April 15, at 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 85 So. Maple St., Vergennes, Vt., 05491

Donations can be made to: St. Anne’s Society c/o St. Peter’s Catholic Church, PO Box 324, Vergennes, Vt., 05491.

The family would like to invite you to calling hours on Sunday, April 14, from 2-5 p.m., at the Brown McClay Funeral Home, 48 Maple St., Vergennes, Vt., 05491.

Please join the family after the funeral service on Monday, April 15, at the Parish Hall for a celebratory luncheon.

Special thanks to Porter Medical Center and Dr. Marian Bouchard for the care shown to Sandy over many years. ◊


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