St. Albans – Ann K. Fonda a lifelong resident of this area passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, at the Northwestern Medical Center with her family at her side.
Born in St. Albans, on April 11, 1930, she was the daughter of the late John and Harriet (Faulkenbury) Kalahan. Ann was 82 years old.
On November 11, 1966, in Ogdensburg, New York, she married Charles H. Fonda, who survives her.
Ann was a 1948 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans and then graduated from the Burlington Business College. She retired from the U.S. Customs Service, was associated with the former St. Albans Grain Company, the Vermont Employment Service, was Executive Secretary for Fonda Container Company, and owned and operated the Children’s Shop in St. Albans. Ann was a member and former President St. Albans Garden Club, a member of the Franklin County Business and Professional Womens Group and a volunteer at the Northwestern Medical Center. She was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of St. Albans.
Survivors include her devoted husband of forty-six years, Charles of St. Albans; her son, Glenn Pare and his wife, Mary, of Raleigh, North Carolina; step-children, Mary Jane Raser and her husband, Roger, of St. Albans and Florida and Cheryl Ann Voytek and her husband, Peter, of Millwood, Virginia; her grandchildren, Joseph Malboeuf and his wife, Meghan, Jon Malboeuf and his wife, Kelsey, and Eric Pare, four great grandchildren, Anna, Charlie, Tommy and Edith. Ann is also survived by her sisters, Patricia Moore and her husband, Tom, of Long Island and Shirley Fullam of Holyoke, Massachusetts and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her daughter, Christine Malboeuf on September 21, 2008, and her brother, James Kalahan, on March 22, 1999.
A joint funeral service for Ann and Charles will be held on Friday, July 19th, 2013, at 12 Noon at the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. Interment will follow in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495. Assisting the Fonda family is the Heald Funeral Home, where private messages of condolence to Ann’s family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.