Sharlene Marie Rasco

Sharlene Marie Rasco, age 59, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 15th, 2016 after a courageous battle against cancer. She was born in Plattsburgh, NY on November 30th, 1956, daughter of Norman and Jane Defayette. She was employed by Family Health Associates in Barre, VT and Plattsburgh Pediatrics in Plattsburgh, NY where she retired after 15 years.

Sharlene was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend. She enjoyed spending time with family, reading numerous books, volunteering, and “running the roads” on many fun adventures. Sharlene is survived by her husband, Matthew Rasco of Grand Isle, VT; daughter Alicia and husband Phil Partridge of Barre, VT; son Brent and wife Laura Rasco of Essex, VT; Amanda and her husband Jason Pitts, of Milton, VT.  She is survived by the joys of her life; her four grandsons, Noah and Ryan Partridge, Alexander Pitts, and Jackson Rasco. She is also survived by her mother, Jane Defayette, sisters Julie Duprey and Laurie Taylor, brothers Sid and Nathan Defayette; and many nieces and nephews. Sharlene was predeceased by her father, Norman Defayette.

The family will have a private celebration of Sharlene’s life on Saturday October 22nd, 2016. The family would like to thank the VNA staff as well as the staff at UVM Oncology wing for their kindness and wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the V.N.A (Visiting Nurses Association), 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05466 or Mail a check payable to "The University of Vermont Cancer Center" The University of Vermont Cancer Center Office of Development The Courtyard at Given - 1 South 89 Beaumont Ave
Burlington, VT 05405 in memory of Sharlene Rasco