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Denise Marie DuVarney Memorial
Denise Marie DuVarney Memorial

Denise Marie DuVarney

Denise Marie DuVarney

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Denise Marie DuVarney, age 44, passed away July 8, 2018. She was born February 5, 1974 in Worcester, Massachusetts to David and Sandra (Bostrom) DuVarney.

Denise played the saxophone in high school, had a joy for photography, loved people and animals and had an impressionable sense of humor. She was everyone’s kind of person.

Denise is survived by her daughters, Bailey Arnone and Victoria Sheahan; father, David DuVarney; siblings, Mike DuVarney, Cathy (Rick) Mueller and Dan DuVarney.

A celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2:30PM to 5:00PM at the Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon (1717 Southwest 13th St.). Share your memories of Denise and sign the online guest register.


  • Lady Angel Wilson

    ” Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone.”

    Rest well, Denise. You will be missed.

  • Amber Girotti (Hemenway)

    We have been friends since the beginning of school and many years after. I always looked forward to reconnecting with you and your family every summer. We had SO much fun together. You were magic behind the camera, but had the beauty and glow to be in front of it. I am crushed to be writing this for someone so young and full of life. There will be an empty place in our hearts and in the chair at Birdstock.
    Jason and I love you.

  • Carol Bostrom Burkholder (aunt)

    Oh Niecy (as Grandpa B used to always call you since you were little)I guess I picked that up from him. What a special woman!
    You always found something to smile about and so enjoyed your photography,so involved in so many opportunities to show others your talents. From the animals to your daughter and her sports,to senior pictures and especially the last days of your moms life. How beautiful and such a talent that will never be forgotten. I loved you so much and enjoyed the times we could share things and you always made me laugh. I will surely miss all that but will always have those memories to keep in my heart❤
    Rest in peace angel😇

  • Pastor David and Faye Nichols

    Denise was loved and she will be missed. May the family find comfort in the God she served.

  • Larry Schroder

    Denise always had a grin or a smile on her face, whether she was doing something fun or going to get someone back for something they did to her. She always had time for a conversation with someone. Helped who ever she could, when she could. Had a huge heart of gold. She will be missed by all.


    DENISE Marie DUVarney thank you for letting me part of your life and your family friend you will be misst by all your school mates ….we will keep you in our heart along with so many memories you left us to enjoy ……if you happen to see your mom please give her a hug for me too …..on AUGUST 18 th CONCRETE will be hosting CASCADE DAYS and we will be thinking of you ……just like ever year of our life ….i love you very much Denise Marie DUVarney may god be by your side and your mom i miss you booth very much i am hoping i see you all soon in heaven soon

  • Lisa R Johnson

    Had an infectious smile. She will be greatly missed. May you rest in peace.

  • Kate Alberts

    You always a smile and a great story. I often looked for you around town to hear how your day was going.

  • Anna Boswell

    I just saw that you passed away and I am so upset. From the first time I met you I loved you. You had the most awesome personality and were such a people person. I will miss visiting and laughing with you. You were taken to soon girl. RIP…

  • Brandy Bussiere Borah

    Denise, my friend from i can’t even remember when we actually met! We grew up together and you were an inspiration to me from the word “go”.. You welcomed me with open arms at every class reunion that i could make and always put a smile on my face from day one of us meeting! Being in your presence was my honor and i will always cherish your dreams and ambitions! I will miss crushing candy with you and taking pictures of each other like during our last gathering! you beyond words will be remembered and missed daily!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family which growing up was considered my family too! I love you, miss you and will forever be honored that you brightened my day and everyone around you even in the worst of times!!

  • Dan DuVarney

    Denise your the one who got me into photography taught me all about the camera etc. I hope to be as good at photography as you were one day. It”s only been a few days but i already miss you. I know mom is up there with you and i hope you gave her that hug. I miss and loved you so much!

  • Becky Brown

    I am going to miss you twin. I know its been quite sometime since we saw each other last. You will always hold a special place in my heart and my family’s. You are no longer hurting and I am sure you are getting some killer pics up there in heaven. Love you girl 💜

  • Judy Vaughn and family

    Denise , the free spirit of our family. She was so contagious. She would walk in a room and everyone present would catch the warm loving feeling she presented. She was so passionate about life just like her mother. She was the wild child you could not help but love and her sense of humor and explosive laugh made her such a joy to be around. Denise you gave so much of yourself to all of us and we will miss you so very much. Find peace in heaven now and your creative photography will inspire and be shared by those you blessed with your talent forever.

  • M. Timber

    I am really going to miss this woman. Such an infectious laughter and personality. Taken way to soon but will never be forgotten!

  • Janine Cervantes

    Denise I will allows Remember you as a Ray of Sunshine. When ever I think about you the first thing that comes to my mind is your smile. We will hang out again someday in heaven. My condolences to all the family and friends.

  • Jamie O'Donnell

    Cathie, Dan, Mike, and girls;
    I am so sorry for your loss. Denise was such a huge figure in the class of ’92, CHS, and had an amazing spirit. It continued through her daughters, and her lens. I’ve loved seeing purple and gold through the years after high school, and seeing upriver as an adult through her photography.

    I cannot remember a time in my life I did not know her.

    She will be missed.