Mary Kathleen Burt

CT/VT: Mary Kathleen Burt, age79, passed away peacefully at home on June 1, 2022.

Born in St. Albans, VT on September 20, 1942, to Bernadette and Hoyt John Burt, she was raised in Enosburg Falls.

Mary was a prolific and accomplished artist. She worked with a variety of publishers over the years and exhibited throughout the area. Moving to Connecticut in her early 20s, Mary was a resident of Collinsville for many years. A friend of Bill’s for 39 years, Mary was proud of her sobriety and the life she led. She found both friendship and support from her community.

Mary is survived by her partner, Gary Birge, her sisters Martha Burt and Jean Woodard (Terry), and her niece Jennifer Woodard as well as her four children and their families: Michael Doherty, Martha Williams, Mary Frances Doherty and Joseph Doherty.

Mary was predeceased by her parents and her brothers: Hoyt John Burt and James Michael Burt.

A deeply spiritual person, Mary lived a simple life relying on her faith in God for His guidance. Her wide and welcoming smile will be missed on the paths she walked on her journey.

The family thanks St. Francis Hospital Palliative Care for their kindness during her stay, as well as her friends and community in and around Collinsville for their support throughout Mary’s life.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Vincent Funeral Home of Canton, CT is caring for the arrangements. Please visit Mary’s Book of Memories at for online tributes.