Colleen Sprague Gardner

Born: Mon., Dec. 24, 1934
Died: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Nov. 18, 2018
Location: Brandon Location

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Colleen Sprague Gardner, 83, passed away peacefully with her daughters at her side at Rutland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center on November 13, 2018.

She was born in Brandon to Waven and Mildred (Hill) Sprague on Christmas Eve, 1934.

She enjoyed crosswords, puzzles and scrabble games with her daughters.  She enjoyed going to her grand kids games and started watching the Red Sox games with us.  She loved caring for others and her family was her pride and joy.

She was a dedicated foster grandparent at the Milton and Pittsford schools for many years.  She volunteered for the Senior Companion program for a few years.

We were blessed to find passionate caregivers, so she could stay in her own home longer.  Sincere thanks to Lori Keith, Laurie Hemple and Martha St. Armour for caring for mom as if she was their mother.  Sandra Smith and Art Bradish, at Village Manor where she lived for 20 years, were her guardian angels.  We are very thankful for the compassionate care from those at Loretto Home, Rutland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center and Bayada Hospice in Rutland.

Survivors are her daughters, Sherry LaPorte and her husband Rick, Shelley Smith and her husband Stub, all of N. Chittenden, Donna Hosking and her husband Dave of Essex Junction, her brother Ronnie Sprague and wife Barbara, sister-in-law Dorothy Sprague and step-father, Donald LaPorte. Also surviving are grandchildren and great grandchildren, Ryan LaPorte and wife Gwen, Georgia, Marion, Elsie, Thomas LaPorte and wife Heather, Matelin, Stella, Amy Kehoe and husband Ashley, Gabriella, Hunter, Elizabeth, Evan Smith and wife Kate, Addilyn.

She was predeceased by her parents, her special mother Shirley LaPorte of Leicester and her brother Gary Sprague of Rutland town, sister-in-law Judy Sprague of Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT, 05495.

There are no calling hours.  A funeral service will be conducted Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2pm in the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home, 26 Franklin St in Brandon.  Interment will follow in the Forestdale Cemetery in Forestdale.  A reception will follow at American Legion Post 55 in Brandon.



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