Published DateADDISON — Patricia D. Danyow, 81, died on April 2, 2013, surrounded by her loving family at Helen Porter Healthcare in Middlebury, Vermont.
She was born on June 3, 1931, in Laconia, New Hampshire to Blynn and Edna Drouin. Patricia graduated from Laconia High School. On January 13, 1951, she married Arthur E. Danyow, Jr. and moved to Vermont where they ran a farm and raised a family in Ferrisburg then Addison.
Patricia worked as a bookkeeper for Murdock Oil, Pyrofax, and Petrolane Gas for several years. She and Arthur enjoyed bowling on several leagues, snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating; raising their family of four and later their granddaughter, Christine. Arthur and Patricia have enjoyed spending summers on Lake Winnisquam, at her childhood family camp. She and Arthur loved playing cards with their grandchildren, beautiful summer days on the lake reading at the Loon Sanctuary, and pulling their grandchildren around on water skis, kneeboards, and the torpedo. They also loved taking their grandchildren to the ocean in Maine. Patricia loved her family above all else, and nothing made her happier than to have all of them together, laughing, sharing memories and enjoying good food. She was very proud to see her three oldest grandchildren graduate college, and cherished all the times she had with her younger grandsons. Arthur and Patricia celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on January 13, 2013.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Arthur; their children, Arthur E. Danyow, III and wife Cathy, Blynn "Bill" W. Danyow and wife Debra, daughter, Lori A. Counter and husband Ronald, and son, Michael A. Danyow and wife Karen; her grandchildren, Stacy Counter DiPerna and husband Gary, Christine (Danyow) Rivers and husband Lou, Ryan Counter and wife Kristin, Jared Danyow, Sean Danyow and Aidan Danyow, Julie Adams and husband Mike, Jeff Spencer and wife Autunm; great-granddaughters Charlotte Francis DiPerna, Elena Spencer, and great-grandsons Spencer Adams and Cormac Spencer; brothers, Paul Drouin and wife June, Allen Drouin and wife Mae, sister Deanna Danahy and husband Jim, and sister Joanne Brulotte.
The family will host a private celebration of life this summer in New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Addison Respite Care Home, Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753 or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Rt. 7, Middlebury, VT 05753.