(Bristol) Jennings of Vergennes passed peacefully surrounded by her children on
August 31, 2017 after a long illness. She was born to Kenneth and Kathleen
(Kay) Bristol of Vergennes on July 9, 1939. Her sister Brenda predeceased her
in June 2010.
Terry Jennings predeceased her in May 2011. Together they raised five
very spirited children on Short Street in Vergennes: Stephen and his wife
Theresa of Underhill, VT, Catherine and David Long of Douglas, GA, Laura and
James Bachand of New Haven, VT, Maureen Jennings of Somerville, MA, and Eric
Jennings of Wilmington, MA.
Carol was a
member of the Ladies of St. Anne's Society, the Red Hats Society, and Friends
of the Bixby Library. Carol was known for both her bold fashion sense and being
a voracious reader, the scarier the better. Always the social butterfly, Carol
found great comfort in the community at St. Peters Catholic church in
Vergennes, the many friends at the Vergennes Senior housing complex, and most
recently the wonderful staff and residents at Shard Villa in Salisbury, VT. Her
greatest pleasure, though, came at the holidays when her grandchildren and
great grandchild would visit with "Nana." Carol's family would also
like to express their deep gratitude for the excellent and compassionate care
provided to their mother over the past months by the Visiting Nurses
Association, Addison County Home Health and Hospice, and the Shard Villa staff.
hours will be from 5-7 pm Saturday, Sept 2 at the Brown-McClay funeral home
located at 48 S. Maple St., Vergennes. A funeral service will take place
Sunday, Sept 3 at St. Peter's Catholic Church located at 85 S. Maple St. in
Vergennes at 1 pm. Interment will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery in
Hardwick VT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bixby
Memorial Library, c/o Jane Spencer, 258 Main St., Vergennes, Vt. 05491.
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