Rena E. Tarte
Rena E. Tarte, 85, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.
She was a born September 21, 1931 in West Addison the daughter of William and Gladys (Mulliss) Bodette.
She loved to play piano, corvette cars, cross country skiing, and her flower gardens. Also, she had three cats Burt, Sammy, and Zoe. She worked at Simmonds Precision for over 30 years.
Predeceased by her first husband Joe Chamberlain in 1954 and her second husband Richard Tarte in 1987.
Rena is survived by her son Joe Tarte and wife Joyce; two granddaughters Michelle Claflin and husband Sid, Jessica Burnham and husband Rayce; five great grandchildren Pacey, Mikayla, Addison, Ethan and George; a sister Edla Wendel; two brothers Bill Cassidy and wife Betty and Robert Porter; a special niece Paula Wendel and several nieces and nephews; her best friend Pat Wager.
Predeceased by her parents, a sister Ada Leclair, two brothers George Bodette and Edmund Porter.
Funeral services were held11a.m.on Wednesday, January 4th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Burial will be at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes in the spring. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 11, Vergennes, VT or Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Center, Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT.