Laurie Jane (Macdonald) Devoe


Laurie Jane (MacDonald) Devoe of Springfield, VT passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2024. She was 76 years old.

Laurie is survived by her husband of 37 years, William Devoe.

Laurie is also survived by her brother, Scott MacDonald, her sons, John Christian Benson, Tobias Devoe, and Robert Dorn-Devoe, her daughters, Stacie Merritt, Shannon Benson, Meredith Devoe, Maryjane Devoe-Kolenda, Altanai Winston and Alysha Devoe. Laurie also leaves her 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and the many children that she cared for over 18 years of foster parenting. Laurie cherished her family.

Laurie graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1967. She raised her children in Bellows Falls, Chester, and Springfield, VT.

Laurie dedicated her life to working for the families of the State of Vermont. She started as a receptionist with the Welfare office before moving on to the Office of Child Support as an intake worker, advancing to paralegal and retiring as the regional supervisor for all of Southern Vermont.

Laurie spent her retirement with her loving husband in Springfield, VT. She had her family and her close friends, Jacci and Russell Farrar of Chester, VT nearby.

A service will be held at 11:00 AM on June 15, 2024, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT. The service will be followed by a Celebration of Life which will be held at 17 River Street in Chester, VT.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT.

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Funeral Service

DATE: June 15, 2024
TIME: 11:00 AM
WHERE: Oak Hill Cemetery see map
ADDRESS: Bellows Falls, VT 05101

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