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Deborah (Emmons) Prevost

August 7, 1933 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 84)

Deborah Emmons Prevost, Age 84 of West Barnet, VT and Leesburg, FL passed away peacefully September 21, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family at her home on Harvey’s Lake.

She was born on August 7th, 1933 – the only child of Herman and Madalene Emmons in Danville, VT.   She grew up ‘on the green’ and graduated from UVM with a degree in Dental Hygiene.

In 1956 she married her true love, Archie Prevost, who survives her. Together they raised six children: Suzanne (George) Rollins, Gerard (Crystal) Prevost, Thomas (Rosie) Prevost, John (Shari) Prevost, Sandra (Kevin) Cunningham and Dennis (Brenda Hale) Prevost.

The joy of her life were her many grandchildren; Charles (Tiffany) Rollins, Gerri (Jon) Mathew, Katlin Cunningham, Colleen (Joey) Phelan, Margaret Cunningham, Brittany Richardson, Dennis (DJ) Prevost, Aimee Prevost, Danielle Prevost, Lucas Prevost, Michael Prevost, Ashley Rathburn and April Rathburn. She was also very excited to welcome her great grandchild Joseph Phelan to the family, joining the other two great grandchildren Brandon and Aleah.  She is survived by her special cousin Clarence Emmons who was like a brother and Archie’s siblings and spouses, who all had special places in her heart. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Kevin Cunningham in 2014.

Throughout her life she enjoyed challenging herself with different ventures. In 1984 she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and worked for years at the Living Arts Center in St. Johnsbury and also taught at East Barnet school. She was very well known for her creativity and her family always looked forward to her homemade gifts at Christmas. These ranged from ‘Bob Ross’ paintings, painted wine glasses, quilts, Raggedy Ann dolls, teddy bears, quilted bags, outfits, costumes and poetry. No one was left out. In 2012 she wrote and published her book Danville Green Nostalgia.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11am Thursday September 28, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury with burial immediately following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held from 6pm-9pm on Wednesday evening, September 27, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, Debbie requested that donations be made to Caledonia Home Health and Hospice, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819.

Memories and condolences may be shared at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice
161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819
Tel: 1-802-748-9405

marked for 'Hospice'

 Service Information

September 27, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sayles Funeral Home
525 Summer Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Mass of Christian Burial
September 28, 2017

11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church
Winter Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

September 28, 2017

12:30 PM
Mt. Calvary Cemetery
St. John Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

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