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Fern T. Audette

Fern Theresa Fleming Audette, 89, of Essex Junction passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on Dec. 28, 1925, in Bedford, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Thomas and Grace Fleming of Essex Junction. She attended schools in Essex Junction and was a graduate of Essex High School.

She lived her life with a strong faith in God and believing in living a healthy lifestyle. She was a strong advocate in both these loves of her life.

She is survived by four children, daughter Carol Thompson and husband Paul of Essex Junction; son Larry Audette and wife Deborah of Westford; daughter Betty Spar and husband Richard of Essex Junction; and son Mark Audette and wife Tina of Fairfax. She also leaves six grandchildren: Andrea Vaughan and husband Allen of Bradford; Matthew Spar and fiancee Megan Turnbaugh of Essex Junction; William Thompson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Laura Breen and husband Christopher of Bristol; Samantha Spar of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and April Thompson and fiance Collin Delphia of Richmond. She also leaves four great grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, Marshall Fleming and wife Gisele of Virginia, her sister, Rita Burns of Essex Junction and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Grace Fleming, her brother Robert Fleming and his wife Janet, her brother John Fleming, her infant daughter Nancy Jean and her son Russell Maurice.

There will be no public visiting hours or service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Fern’s memory to an organization close to her heart:, or mailed to 16 Gregory Drive, Ste. 2, So. Burlington, VT 05403.