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Carleta Legacy

February 22, 1935 — June 7, 2019

Carleta Eva Legacy, age 84, of Legacy Lane, passed away peacefully at the St. Johnsbury Health & Rehab Center in St. Johnsbury, VT, on June 7, 2019, following a long decline.

Carleta was born in E. Burke, on February 22, 1935, daughter to the late William J. and Edith (Allard) Bandy. She was raised and educated in the local area and graduated from Lyndon Institute in the Class of 1953. A year later she married Ralph Herman Legacy and shared 37 years together at the time of his passing on February 17, 1991. Carleta was a past member of the E. Burke Church and active in the United Workers (ladies group of the church), the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the LI Alumni Class of 1953.   She enjoyed making quilts and selling raffle tickets as fundraisers for the East Burke Church.  Carleta was a Lister for the Town of Burke, worked at Pine Knoll Nursing Home in the early 1960’s and was the former Postmaster of East Burke; she retired in 1992.

Carleta is survived by her son: Durwood Legacy and wife, Sandra, of East Burke, her daughter: Janet Legacy of Lyndonville, 3 brothers: William J. Bandy of VT, Walter Bandy and wife, Elaine, of Sutton, Winston Bandy of Sutton, 3 grandchildren: Christine Young-Rineer(Bryan) of Thornton, NH, Jennifer Legacy-Gray(Raymond) of Danville and Alan Legacy(Ashley)  of Williamstown, VT, 7 adored great-grandchildren: Jeremy, Emery, Jaxon, Madison, Colin, Brandon, Nicole and several nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by a half-sister: Marilyn Dodge.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Hillside Cemetery in West Burke with the Rev. Ann Hockridge officiating. There will be no calling hours. Gathering and refreshments will be held after the burial at 11AM at the Burke Mountain Clubhouse in East Burke.

Memorial donations may be made to Caledonia Home Health and Hospice, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am

Burke Mountain Club House & Community Library

368 VT-114, Burke, VT 05832

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