Obituary for Maxine V. Gransbergen (Mossey)
Maxine Gransbergen, 83 passed away on October, 30 2107 at UVM Center in Burlington surrounded by her family. She was born on June 14 1934 St. Albans, daughter of the late Leo and Olive Mossey.
Maxine graduated from Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, VT. After graduating High School, she worked for the St. Albans Messenger and later Union Carbide. She also worked at IBM and retired in 1993. After retiring Maxine worked part time at TD Bank, Sanders Jewelers, and cared for two of her grandchildren Hannah and Logan who kept her life exciting.
Maxine married the love of her life, Jan Gransbergen on June 9th 1984. Her family was the most important part of her life. The love for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren was immeasurable. Maxine’s home was always open to her family, friends, and anyone who entered. You always felt welcomed with warmth, and open arms. Maxine had a wonderful sense of humor, and enjoyed being with people. She always had her hair done, outfits perfect, and ready to go! She loved to shop, but not only for herself- she loved to give. She had a sense of giving that was like no other. This showed throughout the year, and especially on her favorite holiday, Christmas.
She leaves behind: daughters: Lori Lemnah of Raleigh N. C, Lawnie Contois of Milton VT, Luana Bugbee and Husband David Bugbee of Jericho VT, Sons: Tim Lemnah and partner Deanna of Fairfax VT, David Lemnah and wife Lisa Lemnah of Essex, VT, Chad Lemnah and wife Tammy Lemnah of Colchester VT, Stepson: Klaas Gransbergen and wife Paula Gransbergen of Colchester, VT, Stepdaughter Geeke, and her husband Cons. Sister in law: Betty Mossey of St.Albans, VT, and Louise Lemnah of Long Island, Brother in law: Richard Tessier and his wife Inge of N. C. Grandchildren: Chrystie Contois and partner Bud, Ashley Letourneau-McGarvey and Husband Jerry, Cory Contois and wife Hayley, Ryan Bugbee and wife Tara, Brooke Lemnah, Jessica Lemnah, Logan Lemnah, and Hannah Lemnah. Great Grandchildren: Alexis Dewyea, Connor Contois, Gavin Letourneau, Evan Sands, Adriana Contois, Camden Contois, and Bella Bugbee. Several nieces and nephews, a special daughter in law and best friend Robyn Lemnah, her dear friend Matt Mcgowan, and relatives in the Netherlands who she loved dearly
Maxine was also predeceased her husband: Jan Gransbergern former husband Henry Lemnah, sisters: Marlene Tessier, Lillian Denault, brothers: Stanley Mossey, Leo Mossey Jr., David Mossey, sister in law : Carol Mossey, brother in law: William Denault.
We would like to send a special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses, and staff members that went above and beyond to care for our Mother’s comfort. Also, the care they showed for her family.
A gathering of friends for Maxine’s Celebration Of Life will be held on Saturday, November 4th 11:00am - 2:00pm at 7 Borden Drive, Jericho VT. There is limited parking. Please use Jericho Center Green. Valet parking will be available at the end of the driveway.
Mom’s last words to us all “I will always be looking down watching out for everyone. I love you all, please take good care of yourselves. Love,Mom, Grandma, GiGi, Max XO”
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