Margaret A. (Byington) Bouvier

Margaret A. (Byington) Bouvier

Margaret A. (Byington) Bouvier passed away, Friday, 8/4/2023, just two months shy of her 92nd birthday. 

                She was the daughter of Stanley Alfred & Katherine Augusta (Ross) Byington. 

In high school, Maggie played basketball and worked on the high school yearbook, The Dear Leap, with her brother Stanley. She attended the Green Mountain Girl State in 1949, and she earned The National Society of The Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award, on June 13th, 1950.   

She married Lloyd George “Gus” Bouvier on June 15, 1957, and they resided in Bristol. They had two daughters; Katherine Bouvier (David) LaFleche and Mary K (Raymond) Wright. 

Her early career was with the Van Raalte Company and then Simmonds Precision, now United Technology in Vergennes, Vt. While employed at Simmonds Precision she was asked to emcee their Holiday Party for several years. She had an outgoing personality and loved to tell jokes. When they put a “carpool” van into rotation she was one of several drivers getting employees safely to and from work. She read voraciously and was a regular at the Lawrence Memorial Library. 

Maggie was a stalwart Boston Red Sox fan and loved to talk about them with anyone who would entertain the conversation. 

She was a two-time breast cancer survivor who never let it get her down. “Better days are coming” she would say. In her later years she resided at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center where she was well loved by all who knew her. She looked forward to Bingo and having volunteers and residents partner up for Bridge.  

She is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, grandchildren, Brian, Jaime, Kory, Jennifer & Amy, Sarah (Chris), David Jr (Meredith). Several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law Carol Byington. 

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Gus, her brother Gerald Byington, sister Alice Lauritsen and brother Stanley Byington. 

                Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, August 10th from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, August 11th at Mt St Joseph Cemetery in Bristol.

In Lieu of flowers please make a donation, in Maggie’s name to Helen Porter Health & Rehab, Activities Dept, % Nancy Durham, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753 or Homeward Bound, 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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Jonathan Snow, Brandon, Vt.
11 months ago

I worked with Maggie for years at Simmonds in the 70’s. She was always helpful when needed, and always enjoyed jokes whether telling or hearing them. She was a gem, in my opinion, and she will not be forgotten by her friends. I offer my condolences to her entire family at this time.

Ray Rizner PT
11 months ago

To Mary and Family,
It has been a pleasure being friends with Maggie all these past several years at Helen Porter. We always had jokes to share and Red Sox losses to grumble about, and we loved when the Yankees lost to anybody at all, too.
Condolences to you all.

dean garrison
11 months ago

My condolences to the family and friends. Mage was a sweet as a Georgia peach, I remember the first time I meet her, It was at Simmonds Precision back in spring of 75, I was co-opting from college, and she made sure I did not mess up and that I knew what she did. I also remember that she taught me how to play bridge during lunch. She will never be forgotten.

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