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“arnie and family. our prayers for you all. mary was a grand and beautiful lady. I miss seeing you both. remember the good times we had when we...Read More »
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“On behalf of the Neary siblings, please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. We all have fond memories of our kind neighbor and fellow SJV...Read More »
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“I will miss that lovely lady with the positive attitude and beautiful smile. So sorry Arn for your loss. She loved her family and Keegan was the love...Read More »
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“Mary exemplified everything good in life, she had an unwavering foundation of faith. She adored her family and was loved by all who knew her. Mary's...Read More »
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“Sorry to hear this news. A favorite aunt of ours and a dear soul from a gentler, more gracious time in America. (Mac and Paula Ranney) ”
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“Arnold, Steve, Steven & Hannahwe are so sorry for your loss. you are in our thoughts and prayersKaren & Jay Whitney ”
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Mary Josephine (Gabriele) Furness, 89, of South Burlington, VT passed on March 11, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Castleton, VT on March 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (Fabrizi) Gabriele. She graduated from Fair Haven High School in 1947. She married Arnold Furness on March 25, 1951 in Fair Haven, VT. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and long-time volunteer for the local Age Well (formerly CVAA) Community Meals & Restaurant Ticket Program. Mary is survived by her husband, Arnold Furness, of South Burlington, VT; son, Steven A. Furness, of Georgia, VT; grandson, Steven J. Furness and wife Shannon, of Fairfax, VT; granddaughter, Hannah Furness Kida and husband Shunjiro Clifford, of South Burlington, VT; great-grandson, Keegan Furness, of Fairfax, VT; brother, Louis Raymond Gabriele and wife Joan, of Rutland, VT; sister, Eva Bogue, of Williston, VT; sister-in-law, Luetta Gordy, of Rupert, VT; many nephews and nieces; and many dear friends. Mary is predeceased by her parents; brother, Antonio Gabriele and wife Helen; sisters, Louise Gabriele, Jeannette Ranney and husband Philip, and Emilie Henk and husband Robert; mother-in-law, Lucy Furness; brothers-in law, George N. Bogue and George Gordy; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Furness and Cora Nassivera and husband Thomas; and daughter-in-law, Ruth Furness. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church Hinesburg Rd. South Burlington, VT with burial to follow at the adjacent Resurrection Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to the American Lung Association or to a favorite charity of one's choice.

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