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Obituary for Diana Jean (Barbeau) St.Don

Diana Jean (Barbeau) St.Don, 86, of Burlington Vermont passed away peacefully on March 13, 2021 after a short battle with colon cancer, with her husband and family at her side.

She was born on January 16, 1935 in Burlington VT, daughter of Arthur and Esther (Bushey) Barbeau. Diana attended Cathedral High School in Burlington.

On January 12, 1957, she married the love of her life Robert (Bob) St.Don, living in Georgia, New York and Michigan while Bob served in the Air Force until his retirement in 1972. Together with their four children, they moved back to Burlington where it all started.

Besides caring for her family, Diana worked hard for many years at Kresge’s in Burlington, Flynn Elementary School, and the Sheraton Hotel until her retirement in 1999. For many years she was a stay at home Mom, also active in the PTA.

Diana was a very talented cake decorator who proudly made both of her daughter’s wedding cakes and many more for family and friends. She taught many through her cake decorating classes. She enjoyed many activities which included sewing, ceramics and arts & crafts over the years. Diana, with her husband, enjoyed dancing, especially square dancing in which they were often the life of the party. While at Ethan Allen Residence, Diana enjoyed making flower arrangements, singing, Bingo and other activities with her husband.

She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Bob after 64 years of marriage. Her children and son in laws, Cheryl Hebert & husband John of Hinesburg, Robert St.Don of Colchester, Linda Bleau & husband Bill of Essex Junction, Christopher St.Don of Burlington, six grandchildren, Billy Bleau and wife Ashley, Tim Hebert, Jennifer Bleau, Jessica St.Don, Andrew Bleau, David Hebert, and one great-grandchild James Hebert. Her Siblings John Barbeau, Mary Cote, Esther Wycoff and husband John, David Barbeau and wife Brandi and many nieces, nephews.

Diana was a devoted mother known for her loving ways, always ready with a hug, a kiss, and often gifts to show her appreciation. She was devoted to all of her family. She will always be forever in our hearts.
Beside her parents, Diana was predeceased by her siblings, Leon Barbeau, Gloria Marvin, Paulita Lefebvre, Shirley Martin, Sharlene Adams and Linda Varney.

The St.Don family extends their sincere gratitude to the staff at Ethan Allen Residence for their care and kindness, and thank you to the Bayada Hospice team.

Services will be announced and held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In leu of flowers, contribution can be made to the Ethan Allen Residence, Attn: Mary Mougey, 1200 North Avenue, Burlington, Vt 05408. Online condolences can be made at