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Darlene Fitzherbert

Weathersfield, Vt. — Darlene Fitzherbert, 52, a long time resident of Springfield, Vt. later residing in Weathersfield, passed away at Mt. Ascutney Hospice, in the early morning of Tuesday, May 20, 2014, following a courageous and graceful battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her brothers and close friends over a period of weeks.

Darlene was born on March 28, 1962, in Meriden, Conn., the only daughter of the late Arline Viola (Leskiw) and Donald P. Fitzherbert Sr., formerly of Springfield.

Darlene graduated from Springfield High School, Class of 1980. She was a proud member of her class. She continued her education at New England School of Hair Design and began her career as a devoted Hair Dresser/Cosmologist to hundreds of customers. Darlene owned and operated Hair Studio D in White River Junction for over 18 years before working at The Hair Shed in Lebanon.

Darlene acquired countless friends over the years. She was a devoted Lebanon Elks Club member for 14 years, where well over 200 friends and family attended her Celebration of Life in March. Her passions included traveling, gambling, dancing, reading, stargazing and spending time with her many, many friends.

Darlene has four brothers, Philip B. of Loomis, Calif., Dewaine R. of Springfield, Donald P. Jr. of Perkinsville, Vt. and Aaron J. of Weathersfield, two nephews, Tanner J. & Brian W.; a niece, Jillian E. Fitzherbert. Darlene has extended family of many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A graveside service will be on Sunday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney, Vt. A potluck picnic celebration will be held under the BIG top tent until 5:30 p.m. at the cemetery, non-alcoholic. Bring a dish, chair and a beverage.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lebanon Elks Children’s Programs, 150 Heater Road, Lebanon, NH 03766.