Charlene “Tootie” Mae (Champney) Hayford – Williston

Charlene “Tootie” Mae (Champney) Hayford died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 25, 2013, after a brief illness. She was born May 9, 1945, the eldest daughter of the late Cleveland and Lorraine Champney. Charlene was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend. She was the glue that held everything together. She will be sadly missed by every heart she ever touched, and that was many! Charlene loved doing things with her family and extended family especially watching and taking care of her family’s children. She also enjoyed going on various vacations with her family and friends as well as motorcycle trips with her husband, Ellis. She was a meticulous housekeeper along with being a wonderful cook and baker, always feeding anyone that stopped by; the one thing she always had plenty of was food. She worked for 34 years at Fletcher Allen Health Care, before retiring in 2001. Among her survivors is a daughter, Tracy Fisher and husband, Ricky, of Shelburne, a grandson, Ricky Fisher, and great-granddaughter, Kelcie of Shelburne. A funeral will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2013, at 10 am at the Federated Church in Williston. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or the American Diabetes Association, 1 Kennedy Dr., South Burlington, VT 05403.

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