Avis LaRock

Died: Tue., Jan. 19, 2016

Graveside Service

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Avis Nellie LaRock, age 96, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.


Mrs. LaRock was born in Forestdale on December 28, 1919. She was the daughter of Frederick and Ethel (Barkum) Devino. She grew up in Forestdale where she received her early education. In her earlier years she had worked assembly at Newton-Thompson Wooden Toy Manufacturing Company. She later spent 19 years at Van Raaulte Shirt manufacturing in Middlebury until they closed in 1973. Afterwards she worked for Donny Burke at Burke’s Store in Forestdale. She had been a machine operator with Continental Precision Corporation retiring in 1996 at age 76. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Forestdale and was a former member of Brandon American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #55.


Surviving is 2 sons; George Malinowski of Leicester and Robert Malinowski of Brandon, 3 daughters; Betty Mae LaJoice of Brandon, Penny Bennett of Lake Luzerne, NY and Jennifer Jewell of Ferrisburg. 26 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews & cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold LaRock in 1999, a son; Richard Malinowski, 2 brothers; Kenneth Devino and Stewart Devino and 3 sisters; Elsie Kupfer, Freda Mitchell and Mary Gilligan.


The graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.


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



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