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“Dear Katie,My grandmothers were the cornerstones of my first 30 years. What a special gift they are to us. Your grandmother seems to have been a real...Read More »
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“Dear Debbie, My sincerest condolences to you and your family on your Mom's passing. I am so glad I got to meet her and get to know her the last few...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy Hale - Essex Junction, VT

“Kathy my mom Jeannette Corrigan always loved your mom. Could always expect to be greeted with that beautiful smile. Sorry for you loss. Joann...Read More »
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“Karen,Sue,Kathy and Debbie, My deepest condolences to all of you and your families. Your mother was a wonderful woman.Bob MacLeod ”
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5 of 18 | Posted by: Gretchen Berger - Westford, VT

“Dear Karen and family,Karen and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a wonder person indeed! It was always so much fun just to visit...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Joe and Karen Oakes - Aurora, CO

“To the family,My prayers to you and your love ones.Gina was a beautiful person full of life !I can hear her laughing right now.God Bless ! ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Marie Kruger - Essex Junction, VT

“To Kathi, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I so fondly remember your Mom at the Salon. ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: Carla Babineau - Colchester, VT

“To Susi and Family.......Our deepest sympathy.......Love,Ralph & Tottie Henry ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Ralph &Tottie Henry

“Susi, kathi, Gina, and family, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom (and Grandmother). She was a classy lady! I'll always remember how...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Lambert - Burlington, VT

“To all the Fercenia Family it is with my deepest sorrow to hear of your Mom's passing. I have many fond child hood memories of hanging out at the...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Patti Shea - Winooski, VT

“My heart felt condolences go out to my aunt Gina's four daughters, Karen, Kathi, Sussi, and Debbie, along with her grand and great grandchildren....Read More »
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13 of 18 | Posted by: Bet Abair - Tarpon Springs, FL

“Dear Kathy, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy as you cope with the loss of a cherished woman. Your Mom was always cheerful and so warm and caring...Read More »
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15 of 18 | Posted by: Bet - Tarpon Springs, FL

“Jean was the most beautiful person. her appearance was perfect also her being. I will pray for the family. They will miss Jean. ”
16 of 18 | Posted by: Ruth letorney - burlington, VT

“Dear Fercenia Family,I'm am so sorry for your loss - she was such a beautiful woman. May she rest in peace ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Blondin-Lariviere

“I am deeply sorry for your loss.Acts 25:15 gives us a sure hope that we will soon see our loved ones again. I hope you find comfort in this promise. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: TB - Newport, RI


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ean "Gina" G. (Albarelli) Fercenia, Of Burlington, passed Monday morning September 9, 2011 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester after a lengthy illness. She was 93. Mom was gift we shall forever hold in our hearts; she shared love, laughter, and rich joyful moments with her family and friends. Born in Burlington, the daughter of the late Michael and Philomena (Perotta) Albarelli, she was raised and resided in the "Little Italy" section of the City. Mrs. Fercenia attended and graduated from the Cathedral Grammar and High Schools. She was a devout Catholic and consummate homemaker, caring for her family through generations. She made her home open and welcoming for all and delighted in cooking "Sunday Dinners" for family and friends. Mrs. Fercenia took the most joy from her grand and great grandchildren. She inspired all of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to follow their hearts, chase their dreams and believe in miracles. A prolific reader, she enjoyed writing and journaling and was an avid golf, tennis and bridge player in her younger years. Mrs. Fercenia was the receptionist for over 20 years at her daughter's "Salon Capri". Mrs. Fercenia was predeceased by her loving husband, James J. Fercenia, her first granddaughter, Suzanne Reitwiesner and her seven brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Reitwiesner and her husband George of New Fairfield, CT, Susan "Susi" Douglas of Essex, Kathi Banovic and her husband David of Colchester and Deborah Richardson and her husband Scott of Essex Junction and her grandchildren, John Reitwiesner, James "Jim" Douglas, Gina Normand, Katie Johnson and Morgan Benoit. She is also survived by her 7 great grandchildren and many dear nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Jean's Life on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 4 Prospect Street, Essex Junction. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. The Fercenia Family would like express their utmost thanks and gratitude to wonderful staff of the VNA and the McClure Miller Respite House for the care they gave to their mother. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy. Colchester, VT 05446.

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