Georgette Rhea Vermette

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Georgette Rhea (Caron) Vermette, of Oak Bluffs and formerly of Woonsocket, R.I., died on Thursday morning, Nov. 5, 2015, at Windemere Nursing Home in Oak Bluffs. She was 87.

She was the wife of Raymond Vermette, who predeceased her in February 1998 after 48 years of marriage.

Georgette was born in Woonsocket, R.I., and was a lifelong resident until moving to Martha’s Vineyard to be closer to her daughters in May 2011. She was one of nine siblings born to Phineaus and Fabiola (Drapeau) Caron, who emigrated from Montreal, Canada, to Woonsocket to raise their family. Georgette attended St. Ann’s School.

She was a waitress at Vermette’s Restaurant, where the two families became close friends, and she met her husband Ray, who was the son of the owners, while he was also working there. She had worked for her brother, Roger, at his restaurant, Kay’s.

Georgette is survived by her two daughters, Jackie Vermette and Joann Vermette, both of Vineyard Haven; her brother, Roger “Kay” Caron; and her sister, Pauline Vermette of Woonsocket. She was predeceased by her parents, and by four sisters, Mariette Caron, Estelle Lucchesi, Rita Polek, and Violet Boucher; and her brothers, Normand and Robert Caron.

A memorial Mass for Georgette will be held at St. Joseph Church, Woonsocket, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 10:30 am. Donations may be made in her memory to Windemere Nursing and Rehab Recreational Department or an Alzheimer’s organization.