Audrey J. DeBaise, age 81, beloved wife of Ronald DeBaise, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019 at her home in Starksboro, VT.
She was born December 8,1938 in East Haven, CT the daughter of Anthony Hudson and Charlotte Meringer. She was a 1958 graduate of East Haven High School. She married Ronald DeBaise on September 5, 1959, sharing almost 60 wonderful years together. She moved with Ronnie to VT in 2006 to spend more time with their children and grandchildren.
Audrey enjoyed the simplicities in life. She loved to garden, read, knit, crochet, walk and spend time with her family and friends. She also loved her Red Sox and UCONN men and women’s basketball teams and played a mean game of setback! She and Ronnie made beautiful crafts together that they sold at various craft shows in CT and VT. She volunteered at the Starksboro Library and knit beanies for premature babies at UVM Medical Center. With the Starksboro Mentoring Program, she enjoyed spending time with her elementary school student mentees.
Most of all she loved her family, attending sporting events, plays and musicals over the years for her children and grandchildren. She touched so many lives with her easy-going personality and smiles for everyone. Her health problems were extensive, but she never complained and started every day with a positive attitude.
Audrey will be dearly missed by her husband Ronald DeBaise; her son Scott DeBaise and his wife Chrissy of Starksboro; her daughter Charlene Bauer and her husband Dan of Woodstock; and her son Chris DeBaise of Starksboro and her grandchildren Aiden and Lynden DeBaise. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, June 8th, 1-3PM, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Starksboro Public Library P.O. Box 124, Starksboro, VT 05487. To send online condolences to her family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com