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Blanche B. Sorrell

March 12, 1933 November 17, 2018
Blanche B. Sorrell
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Obituary for Blanche B. Sorrell

ST. ALBANS – Blanche B. Sorrell, age 85, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the St. Albans Health & Rehab Center.

She was born on March 12, 1933 in St. Albans to the late Alfred & Francis (Parah) Burnor.

Blanche was a resident of Franklin County all of her life and she graduated from B.F.A. Fairfax. On December 7, 1952 she married the late Burton Sorrell. Blanche and Burt took in over 27 foster children throughout their life, and they remained close to several of them. She worked many places throughout her career including, M.H. Fishman, Union Carbide, Holiday House, Kerbs Hospital, Century 21, and as a self-employed farmer for several years. After retirement she was a volunteer driver for the VT Public Transportation Association. Blanche truly lived her life to help others and she will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Read and her husband Gary of East Fairfield, and Patrinka Vieta and her husband Gary of Franklin; seven grandchildren, Stacey Bishop, Luke Cyr, Melaney Smith, Kimberly Vieta, Gary Vieta Jr., John Vieta & Aaron Vieta; nine great-grandchildren, Joey Bishop Jr., Lilly Cyr, Carson Smith, Brody Cyr, Mason Vieta, Kayla Mertn, Alexis Vieta, Teagan Vieta & Brody Vieta; her sister, Gertrude Bates and her husband Louis Sr. of Floral City, FL; sister-in-law, Linda Burnor of Essex; brother-in-law, Frank Sorrell of Winsdor Locks, CT; and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents, Blanche was predeceased by her husband, Burton R. Sorrell Sr.; their children, Burton R. Sorrell Jr., Lisa Sorrell, Joseph Sorrell, and Vincent Sorrell; and her brother, Albert Burnor.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM at Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Kidder Memorial Home. Interment will follow in St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax.

For those who wish, contributions in Blanche’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or the American Heart Association, 110 Main St., Suite 203, Burlington, VT 05401.

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4:00 PM 11/23/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/23/2018 7:00:00 PM
Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488

Kidder Memorial Home
89 Grand Avenue Swanton 05488 VT
United States





11:00 AM 11/24/2018 11:00:00 AM
Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488

Kidder Memorial Home
89 Grand Avenue Swanton 05488 VT
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Luke's Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Vermont Route 128
Fairfax, VT 05454

Vermont Route 128 Fairfax 05454 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Association

110 Main Street
Suite 203
Burlington, VT 05401

American Cancer Society - Northern New England Region

55 Day Lane
Williston, Vermont 05495-4420

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