Yvonne Teresa Naugle, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Genesis Eldercare Mountain View Center in Rutland, Vt.
She was born Aug. 26, 1929, on Staten Island, the youngest child of Augustus and Marcella (Kiernan) Kinzel.
She graduated in 1947 from Curtis High School on Staten Island, and on Sept. 23, 1950, married Alvin G. Naugle, who predeceased her on Dec. 17, 1997.
They made their early home on Staten Island, and then moved to Englishtown, N.J. After 19 years of marriage, their daughter Jennifer was born in 1969. In 1973, they moved to Castleton, Vt., where they purchased and operated Tag’s Motel together until selling it and retiring in 1984. In her retirement, she worked part time for 23 years, starting in 1985, at the bookstore at Castleton State College, where she eagerly anticipated “book rush” until her retirement in 2008.
Yvonne is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Barrett and her fiancé, Jeff Larson, of Castleton; her sister Doris Wekerle and her companion, Russ Neblung, of Rahway, N.J.; her sister-in-law Ellen Johnson and her husband, Arthur of Palenville, their three daughters, Elizabeth, Stacey and Leslie; and several cousins. Also surviving Yvonne is her dear friend, Mary Anne Heilig and her husband, Peter, of Castleton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her in-laws, Elizabeth and Alvin J. Naugle, her beloved husband, Al, a brother, Kenneth Kinzel, a sister-in-law, Viola Kinzel, a niece, Edie Kinzel, and a nephew, Kenneth Kinzel Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made in Yvonne’s name to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1 Hillside Road, Rutland, Vt. 05701 or Rutland Area Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, Vt. 05701.
Calling hours were held Thursday, March 4, at the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven, Vt., and the funeral service was held on Friday, March 5, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Rutland with the Rev. Sharon Hughes presiding. Burial will be at a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Castleton.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven.