Flora J. Chicoine

  • Born: September 12, 1930
  • Died: July 19, 2017
  • Location: Winooski, Vermont

Tribute & Message From The Family

Flora J. (Brosseau) Chicoine of Winooski, passed away on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 after a long and valiant battle with Lewy-Body Dementia. Flora was born in Morristown, Vermont on September 12, 1930, the daughter of Felix and Ina (Cloutier) Brosseau. Flora was employed as an Electrical Engineering Technician at IBM for 25 years (1965-1990) working in the lab. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club. After her retirement from IBM in 1990, Flora was employed at the Shelburne Museum as an Interpreter for 20 years (1990-2010). Flora volunteered and worked with special needs children and adults for over 30 years through the Special Needs Program at the Brady Center. She was a member of the IHS prayer group as well as a member of St. Joseph's Confraternity and a Cursillo member since 1978. Flora's biggest achievement and love in her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Flora is survived by six children: Suzanne (Chris) Washburn; Vicki (Greg) Matthews; Deb Hendee (Dan O'Shaughnessy); Randy (Jeanne) Chicoine; Patricia (Duane) Crowley; and Pam (Skip) Ballou. Flora is also survived by 14 grandchildren: Erin and Shawn Washburn; Jason Matthews and Mandy Connor; Sarah Rich and Chris Hendee, Danielle Springer, Michael Chicoine and Christine Boomer, Ashley and Brittany Crowley; Jessica, Corey and Kyle Ballou. Flora is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren. Flora is survived by one brother, Roger (Simone) Brosseau of West Berkshire, VT. She was predeceased by four brothers (Gerald, Orville, Geoffrey and Omer Brosseau), and one sister (Ella Symons). She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Flora leaves behind many, many special friends, including her very best friends, JoAnn Howard and Agnes Snide. Flora was very wise in counsel, tender in judgment and in all charity. She was strong in Christian faith and purpose. She had a great gift of discernment. Calling hours will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington, VT. In celebration of Flora's life, a Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11:00am at Our Lady of Providence, 47 West Spring Street, Winooski, VT. A private burial will take place at Resurrection Park Cemetery, South Burlington, VT. Memorial contributions in Flora's memory can be sent to Our Lady of Providence, 47 West Spring Street, Winooski, VT 05404, to the attention of Gail Potter, Director. Flora would like to thank Dr. Karen Sokol for the best care given to her during her illness. And to all of those that loved and took such amazing care of her during her illness, especially the nurses and staff at Our Lady of Providence. A very special thank you to the Sisters at Our Lady of Providence for their continued love, guidance and support given to her over the past four years.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I worked with Flora at Shelburne Museum and always enjoyed our conversations. She frequently talked about her family with such pride and love and I know they will miss her. She was a lovely person and I am glad to have known her.
Ellie Peters

Posted by Ellie Peters - Lake Elmore, VT   July 27, 2017

Flora was a warm, welcoming and passionate member of the Museum guide program. We were so fortunate to benefit from her gifts during her time with us. Thank you, Chicoines, for sharing her with us at Shelburne Museum.

Posted by Karen Petersen - Shelburne, VT   July 23, 2017

Flora was a very special person. I have fond memories of working with her at Shelburne Museum. It was a joy to have known her. Blessings to the family.

Posted by Beverly Prakelt    July 23, 2017

Patti, I know how special your mom is to you and my heart breaks for you and your family. Keeping you all in prayer.

Posted by Bianca    July 22, 2017

We were sorry to hear about Flora's passing. She was a kind woman and a good friend to our Aunt, Agnes. We will miss her. She was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Posted by Mark, Patti , Amanda Aube, and Elizabeth Kozachek    July 22, 2017

To all the Chicoine's, Our Sincere condolences,to you all.Many good memories of your Mom. Julie Abair and Jack and Claire McCabe.

Posted by Julie Abair    July 22, 2017

So sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May She Rest In Peace. Mike and Cathy Alvarez

Posted by Cathy Alvarez    July 22, 2017

Our family is so sorry to hear this news. Such a lovely person! We have such fond memories of spending time with all of you. We wish you strength.

Posted by Alan Frankel - Framingham, MA   July 21, 2017

To Vicki & family
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with you.
Nancy & Kevin DelMastro

Posted by Nancy DelMastro - Enfield, NH   July 21, 2017

To the family of Flora J.Chicoine I give my deepest Sympathy

Posted by Ethel Ammon    July 21, 2017

From all of us at GCS in Raleigh, our thoughts today are with the friends and family of Ms. Flora. May the celebration of her life bring you comfort and may all our prayers ease the pain of this loss.

Posted by GCS Staff - Raleigh, NC   July 21, 2017


My deepest condolences to the entire family and friends!

Posted by Sandy McGregor - Winooski, VT   July 21, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to you all. ????????

Posted by Colleen McCabe Richland    July 21, 2017

My heart and prayers are with your family at this time. Flora was a one of the most wonderful women I have met in my lifetime. She holds a special place in the hearts of many, a true reflection of the love and respect many hold for her. I know she is with God, and will continue to watch over her family from heaven. Love Marcia We remember a life today……… and that made her who she was all that delighted her that made her laugh, or moved her to tears, calling to mind her story, and the many lifes she touched along the way. We honor a life today………… her outlook, her inner strength, and the things that she believed in- recognizing her goodness, her uniqueness, her own special gifts shared generously with the rest of the world. We celebrate a life today……….. And her connections With family and friends And all who loved her – Feeling enriched For having known her And so grateful For our time with her For the way she affected us…Loved us Inspired us…And affirmed for us That this is how a beautiful life should be lived.

Posted by Marcia DeRosia    July 21, 2017