Jeanne Theresa Ladue, 90, died Nov. 8 at Wake Robin nursing home in Shelburne, Vermont, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Ladue was born on Sept. 5, 1928 in Maracaibo, Venezuela, the daughter of Richard Gordon Bennett and Carmen Theresa Dalla Costa Bennett. She lived in Venezuela, England and Trinidad and graduated from the Loretto Academy in Niagara Falls, Canada.
She lived in New York City at Tatum House and worked for Dorothy Hood as a model for Lord & Taylor newspaper ads.
Mrs. Ladue was married at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1950 to James Warren Ladue. They lived together in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Darien and Woodstock, Vermont. She spent her later years in Shelburne.
Mrs. Ladue enjoyed flower arranging, reading, the beach and New York City. She especially loved her children, grandchildren and dogs. She will be fondly remembered for her very kind and gentle demeanor and her elegant and very ladylike manner as well as her great courage.
Her home was her sanctuary and she was always most happy to be surrounded by those she loved. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Ladue is survived by her children: James Warren Ladue Jr. and his wife, Peggy of Templeton, California; Suzanne McMaster and her husband, Andy, of Darien; Mary Jeanne Sudbay and her husband, Larry, of Charlotte, Vermont; and Elizabeth Ann Barrett and her husband, Jerry, of Woodstock. She is predeceased by her husband, J. Warren Ladue, and her son, Richard Ladue.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Darien. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.