|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1921|
|Death: ||Jul. 10, 2006|
Raymond P. LaBree
Raymond P. LaBree, 85, of Lyndonville, died Monday morning, July 10, 2006, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Walden, Vt., son of the late Henry L. and Lena M. (O'Hearn) LaBree.
Ray attended school in Danville and then worked for C.H. Davis at Danville Manufacturing and later at his sawmill at Miles Pond. In 1942 Ray entered the U.S. Army and served his country during World War II in Europe, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. After returning home, he again worked for his former employer.
In 1946, he began a career at Vermont Tap & Die Co. in Lyndonville (on Main St., and later on Pudding Hill, also owned by C.H. Davis) as a machinist, where he worked until his retirement in 1983. After retirement, Ray worked part-time for Vermont American (formerly Vermont Tap & Die Co.) at their sugar place on Darling Hill producing maple syrup each spring.
An active member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Ray was an usher for more than 40 years. He was a life member of the V.F.W. Post 10038 in Lyndonville, and a member of the Tom Breslin Center in Lyndonville.
He enjoyed spending time with his family at their camp in South Wheelock, maple sugaring, fishing, traveling around northern New England, and sharing coffee hour with family and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Marguerite M. (Patoine) LaBree of Lyndonville; a son and his wife, Robert and Susan LaBree of Lyndon; a daughter and her husband, Doris and Bernard Boulay of Lyndon; six grandchildren, Scott Boulay and his wife Susan of Tennessee, Melissa Hall and her husband Stacy of East Burke, Laura Leonard and her husband Jerry of Lyndon, Kelley LaBree of South Wheelock, Erin LaBree of North Carolina, and Eric LaBree of West Danville; a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Leonard; his sister, Edna Goyette of St. Johnsbury; his mother-in-law, Rosa Patoine of Hardwick; 14 brothers- and sisters-in-law and their families; and nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Paul, in January 2006.
Saint Elizabeth Cemetery
Created by: Roland McClure
Record added: May 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19351689