1902 – 1997
Edith Delia was born in Burlington on May 19, 1902. She is the second child born to Narcisse (Nelson) and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon.
Edith married Herbert Gonyo on June 3, 1924 in St. Joseph’s Church in Burlington. Herbert also known as Herbie was born in 1901 in West Chazy, New York. He is the son of Charles and Josephine (Ducharm) Gonyo. Herbie died in March 29, 1976 in Burlington, Vermont. He is buried in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont.
Edith and Herbie have ten children: Irene Maskell 1925- 2012, Gloria McGrath 1927-1997, Herbert Gonyo, Jr. 1928-2015, Pearl Whitehouse, Ruth Shelley, Leon Gonyo 1933-2006, Leona Turner 1936-2010, Bernadette Blow 1937-2001, Reginald Gonyo 1939-2018, and Rosalie Genest.
Edith was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary post 782, a member of St. Margaret’s Church in DeFuniak, Florida and a former member of St. Mark’s Church in Burlington, Vermont.
Edith died on November 22, 1997 at the age of 97. She died in Okaloosa, Florida and is buried in New Mount Calvary Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont with her husband Herbie.