New Haven With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother, businessman and friend. Wilfred “Pete” 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. Peter’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. Peter’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.