Wilfred “Pete” Paul LaPete

Wilfred “Pete” Paul LaPete

New Haven  With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother, businessman and friend.  Wilfred โ€œPeteโ€ Paul LaPete, 77, passed on Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.  

Born September 29, 1943 in Glover, Vermont, the son of Ernest and Isabelle LaPete.  Graduate of Otter Valley Union High School.

Pete married Yvette Booska June 11, 1966 at St. Peterโ€™s, Vergennes.  He was recruited in the Army weeks after his marriage and deployed to Vietnam.  He worked at Burlington Drug Company, was a John Hancock representative before starting a waste business.  After selling the business, he set forth to establish the present excavation business (48yrs). 

He was a Selectman of New Haven, a member of New Haven Fire Department, deputy game warden, member of the Addison County Eagles and American Legion, Vergennes. 

Survivors include his wife Yvette, son Chris (Lisa Turner), grandchildren Nikki (Steven) Sickles, Haley Lauziere, Mother-in-law Rita Booska, brother-in-law Eugene Booska and his nieces, sister Carolyn Lussier (Laurent).  Predeceased by son Marc LaPete, parents Ernest and Isabelle LaPete, brother Ernest LaPete, Jr., sisters Alice Blaise, Irene Lussier, and father-in-law Lawrence Booska.

Visiting hours will be held at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, Vergennes Friday March 26th 2021 from 5-8 PM.  Service will be Saturday, March 27th, 11AM at St. Peterโ€™s Catholic Church in Vergennes. A mask is required for services. To read the full obit, send online condolences to the family, or watch the video of the service will be located on the bottom of the obituary which will be available to watch after Monday, March 29th please visit www.brownmcclayfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Addison County Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

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Dianne Booska
3 years ago

Yvette Aunt Rita and Chris I am so sorry to hear about Pete. My thoughts and prayers are with you. My love always. Dianne Booska

Deborah Gauthier
3 years ago


I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deb Booska Gauthier. ( Raleigh and Mildred’s daughter)

Helen Cloutier
3 years ago

so sorry to read this May God bless you and family

Albert and Gail Freyer
3 years ago

Yvette and Chris,

We are so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing.

Rose Godard
3 years ago

Dear Yvette,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Janice munson
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Janice munson
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ

Brian & Pam Ladeau
3 years ago

Yvette, Chris & Family…We are so very sorry for your loss. Haven’t seen Pete in a very long time, but, always enjoyed talking to him when we did meet He was so friendly and always had a smile.

Cohn Family
3 years ago

Yvette, Chris and Family…., we are deeply saddened by the news of Peteโ€™s passing. He was a sweet man of talent, generosity and character. Our loving condolences to you all,
Art, Annie and Nate Cohn

Cheryl Godard
3 years ago

Yvette and family:
Our deepest sympathy to you and family. “We really never loose the ones we love. They live in our hearts forever.” Cherish the memories. With sympathy and friendship. Donald and Cheryl Godard

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes