Jessie (Huntley) Pecor, 84, passed away at her Jeffersonville home on December 31, 2019 with her family at her side. Jessie was born in Morrisville, Vermont on March 18, 1935, the oldest of two children born to the late Russell and Helen (Fairbanks) Huntley.
Jessie attended schools in Cambridge, Vermont, attended college part-time and married the late Robert Wayne Pecor in October, 1953, and soon after started a family. Following many years of employment at both the Howard Bank and the South Burlington School District, Jessie eventually focused her energy into her passion for knitting and spinning and opened up Knitters Nook. Over the years, Jessie was actively involved in a variety of knitting, spinning and weaving groups including Twisted O’Wool Guild, Fifth Wheel Spinners, Spa-Neta, The Braidy Bunch and Strands and became an extremely talented artist. She taught knitting/spinning classes, sold her wares at craft fairs throughout the northeast and just last summer was awarded 1st place in a knitting competition at the Addison County Fair. And there was always a multitude of hand knitted/felted/woven Christmas gifts for her children and grandchildren over the years. Jessie was also a long-standing member of the Cemetery Committee in Jeffersonville.
Jessie was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert Wayne Pecor on May 10, 2008 and her son Mark Pecor of Jeffersonville on March 2, 2008. She is survived by her children, Wayne (Katie) Pecor, of Burlington, Dale (Colleen) Pecor of South Burlington and Marlalynn Pecor of Jeffersonville, Vt. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jacob, Sarah, Caitlin and Conor Pecor and Emily, Alina and Sophie DeCarolis and 4 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother David Huntley of Sheldon, VT and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020, 1-4pm at A.W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, Fairfax, VT. A graveside service will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Jessie’s memory may be made to Maggie’s Briteside or Lamoille County Home Health and Hospice. The family also invites you to share your memories by visiting www.awrfh.com.