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Berdena Arlene Macie Maxwell

  • Birth 17 Apr 1930 Irasburg, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 8 May 2011 Newport, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 71886085

Berdena Arlene Maxwell, 81, of Derby died on May 8, 2011, in Newport.

She was born April 17, 1930, in Irasburg a daughter of Gilbert and Olive (Coapland) Macie.

On June 28, 1953, she married Gordon Victor Maxwell who predeceased her on June 28, 2006.

Mrs. Maxwell ran the candy counter at the former W.T. Grant Company in Newport. She also worked at the Coventry Store owned by Mildred Thayer, and she and her husband later purchased it. They owned and operated the Coventry Diner, and they also owned the first redemption center in the area. Her hobbies included going to yard sales, and playing bingo at the Derby Lions Club.

She is survived by two children: Barry Maxwell of Derby and Kimberly Choquette and her husband, Dennis, of Derby; by the following grandchildren: Ashley Hutchson and her husband, Eric, Lynsey Whipple, Ryan Whipple and his wife, Dana, Sean, Cody, and Jamie Maxwell, and Matthew and Derek Choquette; by several great-grandchildren; by a brother, Arland Macie, and his wife, Katherine, of Coventry and their children: Sue and Joseph Simpson, Deborah Cobb, Terry Macie, and Rick Macie; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Rhonda Whipple, and by a sister, Beverly Macie.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from noon until the hour of the funeral. Interment will take place at 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the Coventry Village Cemetery.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to Louis Garneau Relay for Life Team, care of Laurie Williams, 1352 East Main Street, Newport, Vermont 05855.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

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  • Created by: David Edsall
  • Added: 23 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71886085
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Berdena Arlene Macie Maxwell (17 Apr 1930–8 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71886085, citing Coventry Village Cemetery, Coventry, Orleans County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by David Edsall (contributor 46906546) .