ST. ALBANS: Mrs. Laura Helen Arpin, age 94, passed away Thursday evening, April 30, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born in Westford, September 8, 1925, daughter of the late Albert and Violet (Pope) Ward.
Laura worked as a retail clerk for the F. W. Woolworth Stores, became a stay at home mom and then as a Wafer Handler for the IBM Corporation.
On August 4, 1962, she married John C. Arpin, who predeceased her August 26, 1981.
Laura was proud of the time she spent mowing cemeteries. She also enjoyed bus trips, barn dances, listening to big band music, and camping trips. Laura would often be seen doing word search puzzles, and going for walks around her neighborhood on South Main Street. She will be fondly remembered for her love of spending time with her grandchildren, cooking big meals, baking, and making donuts.
Laura is survived by her children, John (Deborah) Garrett of Fairfax, Laura (Terry) Rodgers of St. Albans, Sheri Arpin of St. Albans, Tammy (Christopher) Lemnah of Swanton, and her “adopted” daughter, Sue Warren; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her favorite nieces, Ardis Meunier and June Thomas, with whom she had many great times throughout the years. She leaves many other nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband John, Laura was predeceased by her son David Garrett, and her siblings, Edward Ward, Ethel McDonald, Eleanor Billado, and Robert Ward.
A Visitation will be held Friday, July 24, 2020, from 10am until 12pm in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Arpin Family Lot in the Sandersons Corner Cemetery at 12:30 pm. Memorials may be made in her name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516, The Alzheimer’s Association, 300 Cornerstone Dr, Williston, VT 05495, or the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Ln, Williston, VT 05495.