Pearl Milisci, Switchboard Operator’s, Office Burlington High School



Pearl E. Milisci, 90, of Colchester, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, in Green Mountain Nursing Home. She was born in Colchester on Aug. 16, 1918, the daughter of the late William and Edith (Holtz) Proulx.

Pearl retired from Burlington High School after 21 years as the switchboard operator.

Pearl is survived by her daughter, Sandi St. Gelais and her husband George “Rick” of St. George; her grandson, who was more like a son, Glenn Milisci and his wife Sally and two great-grandchildren Sarah and Jonathan, all of Virginia Beach, Va.; her nephew, Leighton and Rachael; close friend “sister” Lillian; and by her many close friends.

She was predeceased by the love of her life, Dubber; and her sister, Ruth Pecor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at 11 a.m., in Holy Cross Church. Interment will be in the spring in Ft. Ethan Allen Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington…”-

Poem by David Harkins:

“Popular funeral poem based on a short verse by David Harkins. An uplifting poem about being grateful for a loved one’s life.

“She Is Gone” (He Is Gone)

You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”-

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