MILTON – Helena Beryl King, 94, of Milton died peacefully Monday, March 6, 2017 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by her loving family.
Beryl was born August 7, 1922 in Grand Isle, the oldest daughter of the late Austin Bluto, Sr. and Gladys Berry Bluto. She attended grammar school in Grand Isle and graduated from Enosburg Falls High School, Class of 1940. On May 22, 1947, Beryl, married Carl William King, who predeceased her on May 31, 1981.
Beryl was a communicant of St. Ann Catholic Church and a member of the Milton Women’s Club. She enjoyed reading and word search puzzles, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. You could find her holding court each July at the annual Bluto reunion and presiding over family Christmas each December.
Beryl is survived by her children Carlene Bruchs, John King, Francis King and his wife, Shirley, and Barbara King; by her grandchildren Amanda Sheridan (Michael), Colby Bruchs (Lesley Hanscom), Christopher King (Kerri), Casey King, Lynn Santerre (Dana), Tammy Thibault (Gerard), Brenda Muir, Joseph King, Peggy King, Priscilla King, Debra Prochorovas (Alex) and Steven Bennett (Karen); by her great-grandchildren Scott Santerre, Joshua Santerre, Heather Langevin (Josh), Kylie Thibault (Greg Silvestri), Kelsie Thibault, Sarah Young and Sean Bennett; by her great-great-grandson, Parker Gerard Langevin; by her two sisters Jerilyn Gordon and Marilyn Provost; by her brother-in-law Roland (John) Gratton and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Beryl was predeceased by her daughters Dorothy Perry and her husband, Fletcher Jr., and Shirley Bennett; by her son-in-law Richard L. Bruchs; by her daughter-in-law Martha King; by her siblings and in-laws Austin, Jr. (Clara), Alma Santor (Keith), Roland (Cora), Francis (Constance), Evangeline Morin (Louis), Charlotte Gratton (Joseph), Veronica Gratton, Larand (Dorothy), Robert Gordon and Raymond Provost, Elizabeth Sweeney (George) and Ned King.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Anne Morris for her care and support to Beryl, as well as the staff and caregivers at Green Mountain Nursing Home for the care, compassion and friendship shown to Beryl over the last nine months.
Visiting hours were held Friday, March 10 at Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Vigil prayers were offered by the Rev. John G. Feltz. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Saturday, March 11 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 42 Main St. in Milton with the Rev. Bernard E. Gaudreau, celebrant. Burial followed in Hope Cemetery, Route 104A in Georgia.
Online condolences may be made at www.minorfh.com.