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1927 Theresa 2024

Theresa Payea Perry Devino

March 29, 1927 — April 10, 2024


On April 10, 2024, Theresa “Treet” Payea Perry Devino of Georgia, Vermont peacefully passed away at home following a recent illness.

Treet was our cherished mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend who touched the lives of many.  Treet was born on March 29, 1927, in Essex Junction, VT to her beloved parents, Clara (Hammond) and Harry Payea.  

Treet graduated from Essex High School in 1944.  She married Bob Perry in 1949, and their family grew to include three children.  In 1970, her husband founded Bob Perry Trucking.  Following the unexpected passing of Bob in 1971, Treet and her sons, Bob and Bill, co-owned Bob Perry Trucking. 


In 1974, Treet married Miles “Bill” Devino. After the sale of the business and their retirement in 1987, Treet enjoyed many years traveling back and forth from her home in Vermont to her home in Florida. She deeply loved her whole family, and whether she was in Vermont or Florida, Treet welcomed and made comfortable family and friends with open arms. 

Treet was a longtime member of VABVI (Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired), where she found purpose in supporting others facing similar challenges.  She had a strong love for her country. An avid gardener, she found solace and beauty in nurturing her flowers. Treet’s independence, wisdom, and the ability to make the best of situations with compassion and her selfless acts of kindness will be remembered by all whose lives she touched.

Treet leaves behind a legacy of love and strength that will forever resonate with those fortunate enough to have known her.  She is survived by her daughter Sue Robinson and husband Roland; son Bill Perry and wife Carol; grandchildren Jake Perry, Brian Perry and his wife Julie, Bill Perry and his wife Alyson, Julie Furniss and her husband Rich, Jim Ouellette and his wife Micah, Adam Robinson, Seth Robinson; step-grandchildren Shelley, James, Lori, and Eddie; great-grandchildren Brooke, Sophia, Noah, Desmond, Madelyn, Dean, Samuel, Charlotte, Dalton, Cole and Addison; brother Judd Payea and wife Alice; sister Marie Chicoine; along with many other cherished relatives and friends.

Along with her parents, Clara and Harry Payea, Treet is predeceased by Bob Perry, Bill Devino, son Bob Perry, grandson Paul Perry, siblings Ruth Bickmore, Lillian Carty, Paul Payea, Marion Henson, Edith Walker, and daughters-in-law Karen Gay and Judy Bluto.

A visitation to honor Treet’s life will be held on April 17, 2024 at 5-7pm at Minor Funeral and Cremation Center at 237 Route 7 S Milton, VT 05468.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church at 72 Church St Shelburne, VT 05482 on Thursday April 18, 2024 at 10:30 am.  Burial to follow in Shelburne Village Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Vermont Association For The Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI)  Colchester Peer Assisted Learning and Support Program (PALS) in memory of Treet. VABVI.ORG

May we find comfort in the cherished memories we shared with Treet as we bid farewell to a remarkable woman whose light will continue to shine bright in our hearts forever.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Minor Funeral and Cremation Center

237 Route US-7, PO Box 113, Milton, VT 05468

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

72 Church St, Shelburne, VT 05482

following the Mass burial will take place in Shelburne Village Cemetery

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