July 2, 2014

Vivian Babbie Bement

September 27, 1924 - June 26, 2014

NORTH HARTLAND, VT. — Vivian Babbie Bement, died Thursday evening, June 26, 2014 at her home in North Hartland, Vt., attended by her son and grandson who cared for her during her last illness.

Vivian was born to Alfred and Hazel (Rushlow) Babbie on Sept. 27, 1924 in Mooers, N.Y., the 3rd of seven children. The family subsequently moved to Champlain, N.Y. where she and her siblings spent their childhood.

Vivian graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Rouses Point N.Y. in 1942. She attended nursing school at Champlain Valley Hospital (now Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital) in Plattsburgh, N.Y., graduating as a Registered Nurse. She also worked in Malone, N.Y. before moving to White River Jct., Vt. in the late 40's to take a nursing position with the Veteran's Administration Hospital. While working at the VA hospital she met her future husband, William Russell Bement. They were married Feb. 3, 1951 in her home town of Champlain, N.Y., returning to live with her in-laws in North Hartland, Vt. They had one child, William Jay Bement, born in 1953. The family was later blessed with two grandchildren, Jenna and Jason, born to William Jay and Linda (Smith) Bement. Vivian was well-liked and respected by her patients and co-workers at the VA hospital. She was a hard worker and very conscientious in the performance of her duties. She finished her 33 year career serving as Infection Control coordinator. After her retirement Vivian continued to nurse her family, especially those needing end of life care.

She was an active and faithful communicant at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in White River Jct., Vt. for over 46 years.

She helped at community club events in town and served with the American Legion Auxiliary, of Legion Post 48, Hartland Vt.

Vivian was predeceased by her William, her husband of 57 years; by brothers, Alfred "Sonny" Babbie Jr. of Champlain, N.Y., Gerald Babbie of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and James Babbie of Keeseville, N.Y.; and sisters, Irene Roberts of Massena, N.Y. and Lila Styles on Champlain, N.Y.

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