Audrey J. DeBaise

Audrey J. DeBaise

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 

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Dick and Liz Johnson
4 years ago

Dear Ron & family
We are so sorry to hear of Audrey’s passing.
The last years have not been easy for her, but knowing you were always by her side made her life happy.
She loved all the time she was able to spend with her grandsons…..they gave her so much pleasure.
.Oh she loved Missy and was proud of how well she was able to train her.
Ron take good care of your self….

Rosemary Pierce
4 years ago

To the DeBaise Family,
We will cherish our memories with Audrey. She always made us laugh doing the simple things. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! She loved being in VT with all of you!
With all our love!
Rose,Dana and Mandi

Ruth Beecher
4 years ago

I am so very sorry for your loss – Audrey was a true sweetheart! Although I never had the pleasure of teaching her grandchildren at Robinson School, I often chatted with her in the halls while she was on a mission to visit, mentor, or volunteer. Always with a smile, and a gentle arm-pat, Audrey shared herself with so many of us, children and adults alike. She will be greatly missed, yet her kind, gentle spirt lives on through her amazing grandchildren. Take care, Ruth Beecher

Sharon Chester
4 years ago

So very sorry for your loss Scott and family. Tim and Sharon

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