Cecile Lawrence

Cecile Lawrence

Cecile Lawrence


                On Friday, December 2, 2022 Cecile Lawrence passed away peacefully at the age of 95. She is survived by her beloved twin sister Lucile Skeffington, her children Simone Hasker, Timothy Lawrence, Suzanne Benjamin and her husband Norm Benjamin, grandchildren Nichole Farell, Ryan Benjamin, Damyon Corbin, Elizabeth Lancaster, Alainna DeCesare along with 11 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, her nephew and niece Mark and Lisa Skeffington. She was predeceased by her loving husband Harold Lawrence and her son-in-law Michael Hasker.

                Cecile graduated from Burdett Business College. She and her husband founded VT Dental Lab where she and her husband worked side by side for 18 years. She eventually sold the business,  it became VT Dental Ceramics which she continued to manage until she was 80 years old. She loved working with the family of friends she had throughout her professional career.

                Cecile loved to travel, go to movies, and was a fierce and competitive card player. She also loved holiday and special occasion gatherings with family and friends. Cecile always has a beautiful smile and warm greeting for everyone and saw the positive qualities in everyone she met.

                A memorial service will be held at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol, VT on Tuesday, December 6th at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family ask that those who are able make instead charitable contribution to The Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516. To send online condolences to her family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com

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Sharon Rosenthal
1 year ago

I had the good fortune to know Cecile. She was a wonderful woman and I will think of her often.
Condolences to her sister and her family.
Sharon Rosenthal

Jennifer Mullen Holmes
1 year ago

I loved Cecile! One of the kindest people I ever met in my life. She and my Mom,Jean Mullen, were part of a fabulous group of ladies who played cards, traveled, bowled, spent time together. I will never forget that gorgeous smile every time she greeted me. Sending much love and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Just know that the world is a better place because your Mom was part of it. All my love- Jennifer Mullen Holmes.

Lucy Hayford
1 year ago

Lisa, thinking of you when I read the obits this AM and saw that your Aunt Cecile passed. A huge void is left, especially for your Mom losing her twin. I’m sure you spent many fun and meaningful times with her. Sorry for your loss.

1 year ago
  • Cecile was the brightest light in a sky for all people around of her. Sending love and support during this hard time.
  • Larisa Ferganskaya
Jeanne Kennedy
1 year ago

It was my pleasure to know your Mom during the many years I worked in area dental offices. I will forever remember her energy, her enthusiasm for life, and her friendliness. It warmed my heart to see that beautiful picture of her; it reminded me of the radiant smiles she so readily bestowed on everyone. I am sure that she lives on in all those she loved. Peace to her and to each of you as you grieve your Mom’s passing.
Jeanne Bonneau Kennedy

Penny Shackett
1 year ago

So many fond memories growing up in the Lawrence household. Mrs. Lawrence always so kind and welcoming. Condolences to the family❤️

Jim Jons
1 year ago

We shared Clymer Street with the Lawrence’s for several decades and spent many hours playing with Timmy in their spacious yard by the dental lab. I still remember the odor of dental pieces being created by Harold and Cecile. On occasion, she’d hand Timmy a few dollars to fetch a few cups of Howard Johnson’s coffee and buy ourselves pre-packaged gold cakes with chocolate iced frosting. Our pathes crossed several times since my return to Vermont in 2000, most recently to see her in Bristol. Her ever-present gum chewing and warm smile have stayed with me. Bristol and my old Burlington neighborhood just aren’t the same with Cecile’s departure. She has been a part of my experiences in both places. Missing now, too, is another adult from my childhood who knew me as “Jimmy.” May Simone, Suzanne, and Tim seek comfort in their own memories of this outstanding lady! -Jim Jones

Last edited 1 year ago by Jim Jons
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