|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1922|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 2011|
son of Joseph A and Blanche Audette.
brother: Rene A Audette
WILLISTON - Arthur "Art" Henry Audette, of Williston, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, after suffering a stroke, just four days shy of his 89th birthday.
Art was born in Burlington on Sept. 29, 1922, son of Joseph Adonas Audette and Blanche Madeline (Pepin) Audette.
He attended Burlington High School and graduated from Cathedral High School in 1940. He then attended a trade school in Connecticut to become a master machinist. Art joined the U.S. Navy following the attack on Pearl Harbor and served as a machinist mate on the aircraft carrier, Nehenta Bay, in the Pacific arena. Following his military service, Art worked for Blodgett Ovens and Structural Steel in Burlington. This was followed by over a decade of work, first as a machinist, then as a tool and die maker, for General Electric. He then worked for 20 years as a tool and die maker for Hazelett Strip Casting in Colchester until his retirement in 1987. Unable to be inactive, and after only six months of retirement, he then took a post-retirement job as a tool and die maker at Tridyne International in South Burlington, where he worked until a month prior to his death. In 1948, Art married his "Pretty Princess", Theresa Dusablon, of Burlington. On Oct. 27 of this year, the couple would have celebrated their 63rd anniversary. The couple had six children, 11 grand- children and three greatgrandchildren. There are also many others who consider Art to be their "Dad", and all of his "children" have been blessed by having him in their lives. Beside his family and his work, one of Art's greatest loves was music. In the 1940's through the 1960's, he played piano in several bands, including the UVM Catamount Band and the dance band, "The Blue Notes", that played on the cruise ship, Ticonderoga, during its dinner cruises on Lake Champlain. He was also quite a craftsman, building his own home in Williston with the help of his sons.
He was predeceased by his parents; his brothers, Rene Audette, John Audette and Jerry Audette; and his sister, Marie Audette.
Arthur Audette is survived by his wife, Theresa; and their six children, Sandy Dienst and husband, Tim, of Williston, Bill Audette and his wife, Patty, of Juneau, AK, Sue Hayes and her husband, Larry, of Ferrisburgh, Nancy Lacroce and her husband, Albert, of Burlington, N.J., Bob Audette and his wife, Pam, of Underhill and Tom Audette and his wife, Dianne, of Fort Mill, S.C. He is also survived by his 11 grandchildren (and spouses), Doug and Meredith Dienst, Brian and Shannon Hayes, Darren Dienst, Alice and Bob Russell, Tyler and Jarryd Audette, and Meghan, Shelly, Abigail, Olivia and Caroline Audette; as well as three great-grandchildren, Ella and Bode Russell and Owen Hayes; and also by his sisters (and spouses), Marguerite Pierson, Betsy Blow and her husband, Tom, Blanche Bradley, Theresa Campbell and her husband, Dick and Yvonne Campbell and her husband, Don, all of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at 12 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 150 Hinesburg Rd. in South Burlington, where Art and Theresa have been members since the mid 1950's.
The mass will be followed by burial at Resurrection Park Cemetery, adjacent to the church. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 No. Winooski Ave., Burlington.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on September 27, 2011
Joseph Adonas Audette (1895 - 1958)
Blanche Madeline Pepin Audette (1895 - 1990)
Theresa Yvonne Dusablon Audette (1930 - ____)*
Marguerite J Audette Pierson (1921 - 2011)*
Arthur Henry Audette (1922 - 2011)
Resurrection Park Cemetery
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Sep 27, 2011
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