Gerard A. Lavoie Sr
Gerard passed away on February 10, 2021 at his home in New Haven.
Gerard was born on October 24, 1935 to Anthony and Irene (Duford) Lavoie in Brocton, MA.
Gerard was raised in Shoreham, VT where he graduated from Shoreham High School. He excelled in Baseball and Basketball while in High School. He joined the US Army in 1954 and was honorable discharged in 1957, where he was a munitions personnel. Gerard married Leona (Martel) on January 23, 1957 in Jothsonville, NY. They moved to Shoreham, VT where they had 4 of their 5 children, Gerard Jr, Teresa, Lisa and Valeri. They then moved to North Attleboro, MA where they had Michelle. He had two special daughters, Laurie St Cyr and Jen Brocho and her mom.
Gerard was a farmer most of his life, then went into business for himself hauling cattle. He also worked at the Big Barn Furniture Store and the car wash in Vergennes, VT. He enjoyed hunting, skeet shooting, fishing and bowling. Gerard taught several of his grandsons how to shoot and load ammo.
Gerard is preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his sisters, Margarette Dorsey and Mary Lavoie.
He is survived by his brother Leo Lavoie of Bethlham, NH, his children Gerard A. Lavoie Jr. of New Haven, Teresa (Stephan) Fontneau of Attleboro, MA., Lisa (Frederick) Wanner of Laurel, MT, Valeri (Nick Chamberland) Lavoie of Belleview, FL, Michelle (Ronald) Gorton of New Haven, VT. He also has 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 15th Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. A mask is required for services. Interment will be in North Ferrisburgh Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to UVM Children’s Hospital, 111 Colchester Avenue, Main Campus, East Pavilion, Level 4, Burlington, VT 05401. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com