Joan ‘Betty’ Vigneron, 86, of Great Barrington

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By Monday, Dec 4 Obituaries

Joan Elizabeth “Betty” Vigneron passed away Nov. 30 at home in Great Barrington where she was a longtime resident since 1957.

Betty loved the Berkshires and its people. Personally she enjoyed hiking, running, flying as a private pilot and teaching practical science, and thus naturally felt moved to protect the environment. She loved science and education in general, having graduated from Simon’s Rock College in 1983 and studied advanced teaching at UMass Amherst.

Betty is survived by her three sons: David of Stockbridge, Thomas of Great Barrington, and Daniel of Corte Madera, California; and grandchildren Levi, Seth and Zara.She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Dr. E. Morgan Vigneron M.D.; sister Teresa Fulton of Briarcliff, New York; and brother Stanley Nowak of Barrington, Rhode Island.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Dec. 27, at a time to be announced at FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME in Great Barrington. Those who desire may make memorial contributions in her name to Fairview Hospital c/o FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. To send remembrances to the family, go to

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