SWANTON – Jean N. Lamphere, age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 23, 2021 at King's Daughters Home in St. Albans.
She was born in St. Albans on January 5, 1935 to the late Henry and Evelyn Letourneau.
Jean married the love of her life, Jerry Lamphere on May 30, 1956, and they made their home in Swanton. She and Jerry had a perfect family of three children. Jean was very outgoing and was often referred to as a “social butterfly” because of her wonderful sense of humor. She enjoyed many rounds of golf at the Champlain Country Club. When she wasn’t tending to her flower gardens at home, she would volunteer her time at the country club where she also manicured their beautiful flower gardens. She looked forward to tulips, as they were the first flowers in the spring to bloom! She was a fabulous cook and loved to feed her family. Her lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and beef stroganoff will certainly be missed. Jean was fulfilled by helping others, she volunteered for several organizations within her community. When she wasn’t helping others, she loved to read, dance, and play cards. She will be missed immensely by all who knew her, but her family is at peace knowing she is reunited with her beloved husband Jerry on his birthday.
She is survived by her children, John Lamphere and his wife Lisa Gagne of Jefferson, NH, Jeff Lamphere and his wife Cara Medved of Williston, and Jennifer Horton and her husband Sean of Georgia; grandchildren, Hunter Lamphere, Olivia Horton, Sierra Lamphere, Julia Horton, Isabel Lamphere, and Jack Lamphere; and several special friends. Besides her parents, Jean was predeceased by her husband, Girard “Jerry” Lamphere in 1997.
Family and friends are invited to Jean’s Life Celebration events to include visitation on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 4:00-6:00PM at the Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT 05488. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Church of the Nativity, 65 Canada St., Swanton. Interment will immediately follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Swanton.
For those who wish, contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to King’s Daughters Home, 10 Rugg St., St. Albans, VT 05478.
Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com