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Helena E BoyleApril 28, 1925 ~ April 2, 2017 (age 91)
Helena Etta "Tootie" Boyle, 91, Lyndonville, VT, died on Sunday April 2, 2017 after a period of failing health. She was born April 28, 1925 in Gilman, VT, the fourth child of seven born to Walter Boyle & Helen Boyle (O’Malley), Tootie grew up in Gilman, VT and lived in the Gilman area for most of her life. An 8th grade graduate at Dalton School in Dalton, NH, she went to work for the U.S.P.S. with her parents and sisters in 1939 at the age of 14. She married Raymond F. Bartlett (d.09/28/2007) on September 5, 1943 and moved to Dalton, NH. They had four daughters: Bonnie Anne (b.1947), Sally Jean (b.1950), JoAnne Helena (b.1954), and Cindy Patricia (b.1956). She married Noel J. Benoit, Jr. (d. 08/20/2007) on June 30, 1961 and moved to Victory, VT. They had 2 children: Noel J. Benoit, III (1962) and Liane Lisa (b.1968- d.1968).
Tootie was a mother, homemaker, grandmother, aunt, store clerk, waitress, Avon representative, senior companion, neighbor, and friend to many dear people. She was a very talented, natural musician who could play piano, organ, accordion, keyboard, guitar, and base violin all by ear. She was a well-known performer at local functions, churches, and nursing homes. Her love of music brought so much joy to her family, friends and community.
In March of 2015 we lovingly moved her to The Pines Rehab and Health Center in Lyndonville, VT. She had great end-of-life care at the hands of Dr. Joyce Dobbertin and the nurses and staff of The Pines. We express our heartfelt thanks for their love and support. We also want to thank Father Bernie Goudreau for being present at our time of need. On Sunday, April 2, 2017 at around 9:00pm EDT, Tootie passed peacefully into the arms of angels, surrounded by the love of her children. She has left a huge impression upon us all and will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her only living sibling, Margaret R. (“Monie”) Moran-Tardy (b.1922) of Enfield, CT. She is also survived by her children: Bonnie Bartlett Jones and Shirley Walter, Ocala, FL; Sally & Brian (“Buzzy”) Young, East Concord, VT; JoAnne & Duane Gilman, Lunenburg, VT; Cindy & Dave Wilmott, Lunenburg, VT; Noel J. Benoit, III & Ken Hebert, Las Vegas, NV. Grandchildren: Aaron Young, Shawn Young, and Angel Brown-Roy. Great-Grandchildren: Katlyn and Emily Young, Dylon and Brianna Bunnell, and Jayce Young. Many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
She was predeceased by: Parents - Walter Boyle (1974) and Helen Boyle (1978); Siblings - Rita Frechette (1995), Eugenia (“Gina”) Boyle (1986), Patty Sullivan (2009), Walter ("Buzzy") Boyle, II (2013) and Daniel Boyle (1963); Grandchildren - Brian S. Young (2014) and Kelly (Young) Bunnell (2008).
Graveside Services will be held at a later date to be announced.