Burlington, VT – Jeannette Allard, our dear mother, sadly passed away on August 8, 2022, at the age of 87. She was a wonderful mother who was always there when we needed her. Her kind and loving spirit will be missed.
She was born in Berkshire Vermont in 1934, to Emile Philippon and Stella Jette. She spent her youth growing up on a dairy farm near Richford Vermont and had many wonderful stories to tell of those times.
She moved to Burlington in 1954. Over the years, she had many friends and was a well-loved member of the community in Burlington Vermont. Everyone that met her thought she was a sweet lady.
She was predeceased by her husband, Phillip Allard who died in 1992 and granddaughter, Heather Allard.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah and Robert Daly of Shaftsbury Vermont, and sons Brian and Kristin Allard of Colchester Vermont, Bruce and Marilyn Allard and Gary Allard of Burlington Vermont, Brothers Norman and Lucia Philippon of Los Angeles, California., Albert and Nancy Philippon of Bellevue Nebraska, Robert and Suzanne Philippon of Pisgah North Carolina, Leonard Philippon of Swanton Vermont. She has ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, three of which live in Kodiak Alaska, all of whom she loved dearly.
During her lifetime she enjoyed camping at Lake Carmi. She took great pride in her yard and gardens and spent many hours there. Some of her favorite hobbies over the years were, country line dancing, crafting, going to garage sales and playing cards with family.
She spent many years as a volunteer at the Champlain Valley Fair, which she loved, ushering at concerts, and where she sold her crafts and helped out wherever she could.
During her working years, she worked as a secretary at General Electric and later as a cashier for both Price Chopper and PC grocery chains.
Her great joy was spending holidays with family, especially Christmas where she enjoyed decorating her home. She will be dearly missed by her family.
Graveside service info: August 11, 2022 at 1:00 PM in Lakeview Cemetery
In lieu of flowers- donations in her honor can be made to Humane Society of Chittenden County https://www.hsccvt.org/
Or the McLure Miller Respite House in Colchester Vermont