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Madonna M. "Donna" Vernal

June 6, 1926 December 7, 2014
Madonna M. "Donna" Vernal
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St. Albans – Madonna M. “Donna” Vernal a lifelong area resident passed away Sunday, December 7, 2014, at the Northwestern Medical Center, with her sister, Flossie, and family friends at her side. Born on June 6, 1926, at the family farm in St. Albans, she was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Mae (Clark) Vernal. Donna was 88 years old. Madonna was a 1944 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and was a longtime associate with the U.S. Border Patrol. She was a lifelong and very active member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church having served on all boards and committees of the church. She was responsible for starting Martha’s Kitchen and getting the Samaritan House up and running. Following her retirement from the government, she became “Lay Minister” and for 25 years preached the Word of God in most of the Protestant Churches in Franklin County and area nursing homes. Donna wrote beautiful poetry that expressed her faith and also expressed herself through a variety of artwork. She was a longtime member of AARP and Franklin County Humane Society. Survivors include her sister, Flora “Flossie” Vernal of St. Albans; her adopted family, Joy and Al Jenkins and their family, several cousins and many close friends. Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 12th at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, with the Reverend Megan Stowe officiating. Honor Madonna’s memory with a contribution to her sister, Flossie Vernal, P.O. Box 1036, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or Martha’s Kitchen, P.O. Box 1561, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or the Samaritan House, 24 Kingman Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Messages of condolence to Madonna’s sister, Flossie, are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Thursday

11

Dec

4:00 PM 12/11/2014 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/11/2014 6:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

A Funeral Service

Friday

12

Dec

11:00 AM 12/12/2014 11:00:00 AM
St. Paul's United Methodist Church

11 Church Street
St. Albans, VT 05478

St. Paul's United Methodist Church
11 Church Street St. Albans 05478 VT
United States
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