Barbara E. Vizvarie
Barbara E. Vizvarie
On Dec. 19, 2012, Barbara Elizabeth Hall Vizvarie completed her time on earth at the age of 92.
She was born to Arthur and Hazel Hall in Danbury, CT, the first of four children. As a child she moved with her family often, but always seemed to return to Danbury. She had a wonderful childhood with her siblings Helen, Bob and Glenna. Her bond with Glenna remained strong up until the very end.
Barb graduated from Danbury High School and met Henry Vizvarie soon after. They did not become serious about each other until Henry’s letters to her during WWII won her heart. During the war effort, Barbara was a supervisor in charge of quality control at Barden Corp., which made the bearings for the Norden Bomb Sight.
Barbara and Henry were married April 19, 1947, after his return from the Pacific Theatre. She had been a city girl up to this point, but their first home was on Robin’s Island in Long Island Sound, N.Y. It was here that they began a long relationship with the Webb Family which ultimately would bring them to Vermont. Their children Christopher and Nancy were born during this time.
The Vizvaries moved to Connecticut in the late 1950s and stayed there for many years. Their last child Edward was born during this period. In 1969, the family moved to Vermont to reconnect with the Webb family in Shelburne. There were many happy years spent on the Webb Estate.
Barbara was well liked by people of many different ages. She had a special and gentle way of connecting with them. She had a fantastic memory and could tell you many stories of her past. Barb was the quintessential homemaker and mother. Anyone who knew her realized how much she loved animals, and especially the birds which came to her feeders.
Her family will miss her immensely. This includes her children, Christopher Vizvarie, Nancy Vizvarie and David Frenette, and Edward and Jane Vizvarie; her three granddaughters, Melissa Vizvarie, Sara Vizvarie and Anna Frenette whom she loved dearly; her sister, Glenna Tagliavento; her sister-in-law, Ernie Hall; and many nieces and nephews.
Her final days were made comfortable by her at-home caregivers, her physician Dr. Ted Fink, and the team of professionals at FAHC. The VNA Hospice Program also provided wonderful care and compassion for Barbara at home and at Vermont Respite House.
Friends of Barbara’s extended family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at 4 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne, VT.
In lieu of flowers, it was Barb’s wish that donations be made to the Green Mountain Audubon Center at 255 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462.