Marjorie Coutware Huestis
May 4, 1916 - December 10, 2012
Marjorie Coutware Huestis, 96 of Bridport, VT died Monday December 10, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family, under the care of her family and Hospice.
She was born on May 4, 1916 in South Hero, Vermont. She was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Roberts) Coutware. She attended grade school in South Hero, Mount St. Mary’s Academy in Burlington and UVM. She married Leo Huestis in 1942 in South Hero, Vermont and after 35 years of marriage Leo died on September 23, 1977. Marjorie taught six years at the Potash Bay School in Addison and for one year at the Hawthorn one room school house in Bridport before becoming a stay-at-home Farmer’s wife and mother. She was a devout Catholic and active member of the community. She was a member of the Bridport Ladies Home Dem., St. Bernadette’s Altar Society, a founding member and secretary of the Bridport Historical Society, and of the Bridport Senior Citizens, she enjoyed traveling with the New Horizon’s Club. She loved to garden and play card games. She was cared for at home especially by her son Bob and granddaughter Debbie Manning.
Marjorie is survived by her children; Robert Huestis of Bridport, Theresa and Jim McBride of Panton, David and Tina Huestis of Bridport, Marianne and Andrew Manning of Bridport and William Huestis of Bridport. She is also survived by her Grandchildren; James McBride, Amy & Jim Bourne, Terry McBride and Kacey Sornberger, Carole McBride and Dirk Smits, Kathy McBride, Amanda McBride, Stephanie and Robert Bergeron, Jay Huestis, Sarah Manning and Sally Seekings, Rachel Manning, Rebecca Manning, Debbie Manning, Judith Manning and Randy Manning. She is also survived by 12 Great Grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband Leo Huestis and her sisters; Evelyn Dubois, Grace Opie and Gladys Kutcher.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Bridport. Rev. William Beaudin will celebrate the mass. Burial will follow the Mass at Bridport Central Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.