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“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Moms are important and special people. I am sorry for the loss of such a valuable person in your life. My thoughts are with you and your family at...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Tamara Ferganskaya/Clarke - VT

“Dear Howard, Mary Kay, Darlene, Donald, Cheryl, Dale and Wendy, I was sorry to learn of the death of your dear mom. She was a lady of strong faith...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Mary Kay, Darlene and the entire Atherton family -Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your lovely mother. She was a...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Debby Heyer - Colchester, VT

“To Howard,Mary Kay, Darlene, Donald, Cheryl, Dale, and Wendy, I'm sorry to hear your mom passed away. Your mom will always be Aunt June to me. She...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: R.J. Wagner - Bradenton, FL

“I firmly believe God placed her here as an angel on earth. She was the best mother-in-law one could ask for, the best grandmother to all her...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Ed McGrath - Delhi, NY

“Our deepest condolences in the passing of Mom, Gram as you mourn in this most deep valley of life. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Terry Martin - Brattleboro, VT


8 of 25 | Posted by: R J Wagner - Bradenton, FL

“So sorry for your loss Darlene. I will forever remember her kindness and caring nature. they live in our hearts forever. ”
9 of 25 | Posted by: debbie Kneen - grand Isle, VT

“Thinking of you during this difficult time. ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: Elwyn & Sue Flynn - Addison, VT

“Wendy and family, so sorry for loss. Hold tight to your memories. Warmly, Valarie (BHS) ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“So many years,so many memories.Wonderful woman,Wonderful famiy.Even though Our family was not related by birth,We(Me,my brother and Sisters),were...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: John Wagner - Burlington, VT

“I'm sorry Darlene that last message with the bingo in it is from Rhonda I'm sorry I forgot to put my name. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Rhonda Loyer - Alburg, VT

“Dear Darlene and family I am so sorry for your loss she was a remarkable lady I enjoyed her at Bingo and when I went to her home. I am thinking of...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“Darlene and family so sorry for your loss may you find peace at this time she is in good hands singing with the angels. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Noni Tourville - Grand Isle, VT

“Dear Darlene and Family - many blessings and wishes for your family at this time of grieving and healing. So glad I knew your Mom and will have fond...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Beverly Gover - South Burlington, VT

“Darlene and family, I'm so sorry to read of the loss of your mother. May God bless you during this very difficult time.Mary Pidgeon ”
17 of 25 | Posted by: Mary Pidgeon - South Hero, VT

“Pat and I send our condolences to June's Family.A very sad time for the Atherton, Leach and McKenzie Family.June was a delightful woman.I hope the...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Virginia & Pat McKenzie

“Sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family. God bess. Steve & Barb ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Steve Goodwin - Colchester, CT

“Wendy, Josh and Mariah, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Fly high June with the love of your life Sandy. ❤ ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Joan - Asheville, NC

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: DeLisle Letersky - Bradenton, FL

“Wendy and family,I'm so very sorry for your loss,just know you are in my thoughts and prayers! May your mom spread her wings an fly high! Rest is...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Cheryl Lamphere - Colchester, VT

“I can't remember not knowing June...what a lady. I will keep the memories close to me. TOPS will never be the same without you but we can all strive...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Marie Boisvert - Burlington, VT

“Rest In Peace June, I know all that have gone before you have welcomed you with open arms! You will be missed here on earth but never forgotten by...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Suzanne Barnes - Burlington, VT

“June will be missed by many . She left her mark on all who meet her with her kindness and humor. Our prayers go out to her family. Bob and Ann Bryant ”
25 of 25 | Posted by: Ann Bryant - Ashburnham, MA


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June L. Atherton, 89, of Grand Isle. On Sunday, April 15, 2018, June was reunited with her perfect partner, Sandy for their forever dance. She was born in Burlington, June 9, 1928, daughter of Guy and Kathleen (McKenzie) Leach. She attended St. Mary's High School and graduated from Trinity College in 1950. On April 3, 1951, she married Sanford (Sandy) Atherton in St. Patrick's Chapel at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. June was employed for 25 years with North Country Federal Credit Union (formally Burlington City Employees C.U.) retiring in 2002. An Active member of St. Joseph's Church in Grand Isle, she was involved in the Parish Guild, many fund raising and social activities. The two things most precious to June were her Family and her Faith. She is survived by her children, Howard and Jan, Essex; Mary Kay and Joe, Essex Jct; Darlene, Grand Isle; Donald and Cindy, Milton; Cheryl and John, Port St. John, FL; Dale and Jane, So. Burlington; Wendy and David, Swannanoa, NC.; 16 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, her sister, Marion and her brother, Bernard, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Sandy, sister, Betty, brothers, Ed and Bill, a daughter-in-law Ann and son-in-law, Gary. Calling Hours will be held on April 19, 2018 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday April 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in South Hero, VT. Burial will be in the spring at Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester when it opens. In lieu of flowers please contribute to St. Joseph Parish in Grand Isle, VT, C.I.D.E.R Organization in South Hero, or the VNA Respite House in Colchester, VT.

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