Gisele Marie (Vanier) Litch

Gisele Marie (Vanier) Litch

Gisele Marie (Vanier) Litch


Gisele Marie (Vanier) Litch, 78, passed away Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at home surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer. 

                Born in Moose Creek, Ontario, Canada on October 26, 1939 to the late Albert and Simone (Racine) Vanier.  She moved to the US in 1948 and married the love of her life,  James Litch, September 7, 1957 who predeceased her January 18, 2008.  She lived in Addison for most of her life, and worked on their family farm, at Basin Harbor, Addison Elementary, and Vergennes Post Office.  She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Peters, and member of the Red Hat Society.  Gisele loved to bake, knit,  host family dinners, and spend time with family and friends.

                Together they had 4 children; Jeannine and her husband Wayne Partridge of Orwell, VT; Jacques and his wife Janis Litch of Addison, VT; Jacqueline and her husband Daniel Flynn of Addison, VT; Terry and her husband Joe Anthony of Austin, TX; 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; Jamie and Neil Warner(Leah and Zane); Jennifer and Eric Besaw; Heather and Leslie Wood (Jordan, Kaitlin and LC); Ashley Partridge; Michelle Partridge; Lauren and Michael Foderetti (Emma); Denise and Keith Masterson; Daniel Flynn and friend Stephanie (Parker); Adam Flynn (Jace); and Samantha Flynn;  She is also survived by brothers Bernard Vanier and wife Fleur Ange, Serge Vanier and friend Donna; sister Gigi and husband William Uzzell; sister-in-laws Jean Withington and husband Eugene; Brenda Jaring; many nieces, nephews, cousins and lifetime friends.

                She was predeceased by her husband James Litch; parents, Albert and Simone Vanier; father and mother-in-law, Floyd and Helen (Bigelow) Litch; one brother-in-law Timothy Litch and one sister-in-law Nancy Vanier. 

                Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes from 6 to 8 p.m.  A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Thursday, August 23rd at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754 Middlebury, VT 05753 or St. Peter’s Church Restoration Fund, 85 S. Maple St, Vergennes, VT  05491. To send online condolences to her family please visit

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