Alice (Tucker) Bodette

Alice (Tucker) Bodette

Alice (Tucker) Bodette

West Addison

                Alice (Tucker) Bodette, 84, passed away on February 8, 2018 after a short illness.

                She was born on November 28, 1933 in Burlington. She was the daughter of Joseph and Mildred MacIntyre Tucker.

                Alice grew up on School Street in Vergennes with her mother and her sister Audrey, having lost her father when she was young. She graduated from Vergennes High School and then went to work for Simmonds Precision. She married Raymond “Bud” Bodette, Jr. in 1954 and moved with him to Georgia while he was in the Army. She returned to Vergennes to live with her mother while Bud served in Korea and gave birth to her first son while he was away.

                When he returned, they moved to Bud’s family farm in West Addison and raised six sons while farming. She was of short stature and quick wit, which was useful while raising her sons and the trouble they got into.   She learned to drive along with her oldest son. She served as a lister for the town of Addison. She was loved by her grandchildren and a new generation of great-grandchildren, all of whom called her grandma. She loved to read, to drink tea with her granddaughters, and to garden and to throw picnics at Lake Champlain with her family and her many close friends. She enjoyed traveling with her sister-in-law and giggling in the backseat.

                Alice is survived by her four sons:  Raymond and Susan Bodette; Joseph and Cindy Bodette; Tom Bodette; and Greg and partner Kim Farrar; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; daughter-in-law Charlene Bodette; and sisters-in-law Rosanna Dufrense and Lucille Wright. Her family is grateful to her close friends Geoff and Susan Nelson and Peg Reed.

                She was predeceased by Bud, her husband of 62 years in 2016 and two of her sons, David in 2016 and Dan in 1981 and many close friends.

                A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be at Lake View Cemetery in West Addison in the spring. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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