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Theresa Labor

May 6, 1930 — November 29, 2020

Theresa Marguerite Labor, age 90, formerly of Barre, VT, died on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at Birchwood Terrace in Burlington following a recent decline in her health.

Theresa was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on May 6. 1930, daughter to the late William and Dora (Sevigny) Dubuc.  She grew up in St. Johnsbury moved to Barre in 1950 following her marriage to Percy Labor in 1948. Theresa worked at Sprague Electric for over 25 years and retired when the company moved south; she later went to work at Capitol City Press.  Her greatest satisfaction came through her years volunteering at the Salvation Army.  On many occasions she accompanied Percy on trips for work to different points across the country and as far as Hawaii. When the time came, they loved taking the grandkids and helping out, whether it was a trip or getting them to sporting events – whatever needed to happen. Theresa was in her fifties when she got her driver’s license and enjoyed short trips back to St. Johnsbury to visit her sisters and going to lawn sales.  She loved her dogs throughout her life, especially Tigger and Cuddles.

Theresa is survived by her 3 children: Kathleen Fassett of Williamstown, VT, Percy Labor, Jr. and wife, Shirley, of Barre, VT, Melanie Duprey and husband, Douglas, of Marshfield, VT; 6 grandchildren: Christopher Dowling, Kevin Dowling (Michelle Farnsworth), Eric Labor (Julie Whitlock) Iain Duprey, Brittini-Ann Duprey, Seth Duprey; 3 great-grandchildren: Killian Dowling, Jameson Dowling, Ayden Newton, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased in 2017 by her husband of 69 years, Percy Labor, Sr., 2 sisters: Veronica Meigs, Dorlice Clouatre, a brother: Arthur Dubuc and son-in-law: Chester Fassett.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family with burial at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery with her parents.

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