Raymond P. Giroux, 70 of West Addison, VT. passed away on July 24th, 2020 at Helen Porter hospital after a long battle with heart disease with his loving wife of 45yrs Francine Giroux and son Bryan Giroux by his side.
He was born on September 13, 1949 in Burlington, Vermont to the late Ernie and Theresa(Dubois) Giroux of Hinesburg, VT. Raymond attended Champlain Valley High School, 1967 and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1971 with a B.S. in Chemistry and played on the UVM Varsity soccer team
Raymond was a master carpenter and owned Building Trades Inc. a construction company in Barre, VT until 1987 when he became the owner/operator of Champlain Bridge Marina (1987) when he purchased the business in West Addison, VT. He spent the rest of his life working with his family at the Marina and living on the Lake (Raymond’s paradise). Recognized by customers for his inviting smile and respected by all for his Intelligence and determined work ethic. He cherished the friendships he made at the Marina.
20 year Middlebury Lions Member and Served as President in 2000, Melvin Jones Fellow recipient. He was honored to have volunteered with the quality of people he met thru the Lions club.
Raymond was an avid fisherman, bowler, golfer and card player. He was competitive by nature.
His grandchildren were his treasures in life and he loved them dearly.
He is survived by his wife, Francine(Loranger) Giroux and their son Bryan Giroux and spouse Jennifer Rakowitz of Panton, VT; four grand-children Madelyn, Amelia, Sebastian, and Scarlet Giroux; Sisters Annette (Leo) Besaw of Williston, VT., Aline (Donna) Giroux of Bradenton, Fla. ; brothers Francis (Anne) Giroux of Queensbury, NY., Richard Giroux of Birmingham, Ala., Roger (Denise) Giroux of Hinesburg VT., Paul (Michelle) Giroux of Lake Clear, N.Y.; In-laws, Denise Audet, Gisele Loranger, Judy Dufault, Diane (Lenny) LeRoux, Rene (Lillian) Loranger, Andre Dufault, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ernie and Theresa(Dubois) Giroux(Hinesburg VT); brother Paul Joseph Giroux at birth 1963; Sister-in-law Madeline Dufault; Brothers-in-laws Raymond Audet and Jean Paul Poulin.
Special thanks to all the family and friends, nurses and doctors at Helen Porter, and the Vergennes Area Rescue squad.
Because of the pandemic, there will be no calling hours and the burial will be schedule for a future Date and private for immediate family.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday August 1st, 2020 at 10:00am., at St Mary’s Church in Middlebury, VT, Pre-registration is not required, but entrance will be via the side door, with capacity not to exceed 120 individuals, and there will also be seating available outside in the front and down stairs of the church, and service is open to the public. Face Masks are required.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Lions Club or the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad. To send online condolences please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com