Arnold Frederic Lattrell went to be with the Lord on December 10th, 2016, At age 98.He died peacefully in his sleep at Noble Horizons Nursing Home in Salisbury, CT with his daughter Jean and his son Fred by his side.
Arnold was born on November 11th, 1918 in New Haven, VT. He married Dolores Provencher in 1942. He then served honorably in the US Army from 1942 to 1945. He served in the European Theater in World War II.
After serving in World War II he came home and owned and operated a dairy farm in Addison, VT. He later worked many years for NYS Division for youth. He retired from his position there in 1980. Arnold was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was truly an exceptional baseball pitcher. He was an avid Red Soxâ€™s fan. He loved most outdoor activities and excelled in any sport he participated in.
His wife of 64 years, Dolores predeceased him in 2001 as did his son, Donald, in 2016 and four grandchildren, Donald Jr. and Mark Lattrell, Eric Lattrell & Teresa Lattrell Horton.
He is survived by six sons, Louis and his wife Cindy of Perry, GA, Frederic and his wife Tia of Amenia, NY, William and his wife Carrie of Amenia, NY, Gary and his wife Ellen of Pawling, NY, John and significant other Joan of Massena, NY, James and his wife Barbara of Sharon, CT, three daughters Joan MacDonald of Cleveland, TN, Jean Meyer of Millbrook, NY and Janette Lattrell of Vergennes, VT and daughter-in-law Barbara Lattrell of Kingston, NY. Other survivors include his brother Robert, Buster, Lattrell and his wife Norene of Vergennes, VT, and several nieces and nephews.
Arnold is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 62 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren.
Arnold was very gifted with his hands and his intellect. He could do nearly anything he set his mind to and he would eagerly help anyone who needed him. He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
In his retirement Arnold very much enjoyed working in his garden and tending to his horses, traveling to Florida and spending time with his friend Shirley LaBerge and the local seniors group.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Vergennes Seniors Club, Attn. Liz Lowry, 62 High Manor Park, Waltham, VT 05491.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, December 14th at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes from 5 to 8 p.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 15th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in Lake View Cemetery in West Addison.