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Florence M. Dexter

August 11, 1940 December 29, 2018
Florence M. Dexter
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SAINT ALBANS – Florence M. Dexter, age 78, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at her home in St. Albans.

She was born in St. Albans on August 11, 1940 the eldest of eight children to the late Wilfred & Emilienne (Trahan) Choiniere.

Florence attended Highgate High School. On May 29, 1969, she married Ralph Dexter. She worked in nursing for several years at Boucher Nursing Home in Swanton and the Holiday House and Verdelle Village in St. Albans. In the 1980’s, she owned and operated Florence’s Fashions in St. Albans. Florence and Ralph also owned and operated a popular restaurant known as The Highgate which included a mini golf course. When Florence and Ralph weren’t working, they loved to travel. They traveled all around the world including trips to Europe, China, several locations in the United States and spent winters in Florida for several years. For many years, they owned a home on Missisquoi Bay in Highgate Springs. Their home became the family gathering place and they hosted several bonfires, corn roasts, boat rides, a wedding and many cherished memories were made there.
She is survived by three brothers, Allen Choiniere, Normand Choiniere and Mark Choiniere all of St. Albans; three sisters, Rachel Boudreau of Auburn, ME, Marie Trevithick of Shelburne and Leonie Nadeau of Essex Junction, two aunts, one uncle, several cousins, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Besides her parents, Florence was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; a sister, Pauline Comin; brothers-in-law, Michael Boudreau, John Trevithick, Bernard Dexter, Tommy Dexter and Delbert Martin; sisters-in-law, Nancy Choiniere, Ruth Martin, Muriel Dexter and Geraldine Dexter; her nephews, Michael Choiniere, Brian Boudreau, Ryan Nadeau and Gary Dexter and great nephew, Billy Dexter.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 4-7:00 PM at Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Louis Catholic Church, Lamkin St., Highgate. Interment will follow in St. Louis Cemetery in Highgate.

For those who wish, contributions in Florence’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 110 Main Street, Suite 203, Burlington, VT 05401 or Martha’s Kitchen, P.O. Box 1561, St. Albans, VT 05478.

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Kidder Memorial Home

89 Grand Avenue
Swanton, VT 05488

Kidder Memorial Home
89 Grand Avenue Swanton 05488 VT
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St Louis Church

186 Lamkin St
Highgate Center, VT 05459

St Louis Church
186 Lamkin St Highgate Center 05459 VT
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St Louis Cemetery Final Resting Place

Highgate Center, VT 05459

78 Highgate Center 05459 VT
United States

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Martha's Kitchen

P.O. Box 1561
St. Albans, Vermont 05478

American Heart Association

110 Main Street
Suite 203
Burlington, VT 05401

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