ESSEX JUNCTION, Vermont — Norita (Clark) Brenneman, 79, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 21, 2016, at her residence. She was born Aug. 10, 1937, in Ashtabula County, Ohio, to the late Charles and Helen Clark. She graduated from Edgewood High School in Ashtabula, Ohio.

Norita married Perry Brenneman in 1959. They moved to Mount Vernon as Perry Brenneman started the Brenneman Brothers Lumber Co. with his brother, Doug, in January 1962.

It was 1990 when Norita moved to Essex Junction, Vermont, and decided it was time to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse. She put herself through Fannie Allen School for Practical Nursing, graduating in 1994 allowing her to obtain her LPN license. Her family is proud of her example to never stop learning and bettering yourself. She enjoyed taking care of residents all these years and most recently at Our Lady of Providence in Winooski, Vermont, before her retirement in 2015 at the age of 78.

Norita is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Sheri Brenneman of Mount Vernon; granddaughters, Staci and Sandi Brenneman; and her brother, James Clark of Madison, Ohio.

Norita was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa S. Brenneman; father of her children, Perry Brenneman; and sister, JoAnne Ingramm.

A.W. Rich Funeral Home assisted her family in Essex Jct, Vermont. A Celebration of Life will be observed by the family at a later date in Mount Vernon. Memorial contributions may be made in Norita’s memory: Our Lady of Providence, 47 West Spring St., Winooski, VT 05404; or Knox Technical Center Nursing Program, 308 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting


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