Jessica Lynn Terino

Wilder, Vt. — Jessica Lynn Terino, 48, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

She was born April 27, 1965, in Hanover, N.H. a daughter of Raffaele and Phyllis (Doubleday) Terino. Jessica graduated from Hartford High School class of 1984 and later from Johnson State College and Vermont College in Montpelier.

Jessica’s kind spirit and great love for children led her to a career in childcare. She worked at several child care centers in the Upper Valley, most recently at Twin River Child Care in West Lebanon where she was deeply loved.

She had the biggest heart and wanted nothing more than to see those she loved happy. Her smile and laughter illuminated every gathering. Her love of family and friends was chronicled in numerous scrapbooks she made. Her loss is immeasurable, and she will be missed forever. Jessica had special affinity for blue butterflies and heart shaped clouds.

She was predeceased by her mother, Phyllis, in 2009 and is survived by her father, Ralph of Wilder; her sister, Melissa of Wilder; her brother, Tony and his wife, Angela of White River Jct.; her nieces and nephews: Marcello, Dante, Mateo, Isabella, Darcy, Dominic and Slater; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11a.m. Committal will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the spring.

Condolences may be expressed to Jessica’s family in an online guest book at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St, Ste 14, South Burlington, VT 05403 or at www.wish.org.