CITY BAR-Lizzette D. Provencher, 74 from Barre Town, joined the Lord at her home on October 19, 2021 from natural causes. A loving wife, mother, grandmother (Memere`) and great-grandmother, Liz has spent her life in the service of others.
Born in Lac Mégantic, Quebec, Liz immigrated to Vermont as a child with her family. She attended St. Michaels School in Montpellier. Liz then met and married her soul mate, Ronald J. Provencher, on July 1, 1967.
She raised three children while working part-time as a waitress at The Wayside restaurant until 1980 when she started cosmetology school. Liz started her cosmetology career at O’Brien Salon on Main Street in Barre before operating Shear Art Beauty Salon in Graniteville, VT. His ambitious and hardworking nature was always present in his work ethic. In 1989, she started her own business, The Family Hairloom Hair & Tanning Salon located on North Main Street in Barre, which was her proudest professional achievement. His fondness for antique furniture was the inspiration for the name and the decor. Liz loved the social aspect of her career and enjoyed connecting with her clients, family and friends. Her caring nature continued until her retirement with the Ladies Auxiliary of the CVMC where she volunteered in the gift shop.
As Liz has left this world, she does so knowing that her greatest contribution to life has been raising her children and knowing that her heart, her infectious smile and laughter will forever reside in theirs. Her children Tina Routhier and her husband Donald, Todd and her spouse Linda (Fasci) and Marc Provencher and her spouse Kathy (Gerrish) will honor her life in the character she instilled in them. Her husband of 54 years, Ron has lost his true love and although she won’t be around to love him for the rest of her life, she loved him for all of hers. Liz leaves behind life’s most treasured gifts to her great-grandchildren Raven, Violet, Denver and grandchildren Lindsay, Amanda, Ariel, Cloe, Brittany, Tierney and Colby. Her niece Diana (Furlong) Buono and her nephew Robert Furlong have always had a special place in her heart and she is survived by several other nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Gertrude and Frank Reynolds and her siblings Rachael Furlong, Harriet Ryan, Jeannine Bilodeau, Paul and Gilles Badeau and her grandsons Boxer and Bear who now hold her hand in Heaven.
The family held a private service on October 22, 2021 and Liz will be buried at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Barre Town. Friends and family can come together to celebrate his life on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cleora’s Carriage House at Reynold’s House Inn, 102 South Main Street, Barre.
The arrangements are entrusted to the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58, rue Summer in Barre.