|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1942|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2013|
Gerald Charles Bachand, age 70 years, died Tuesday afternoon April 23, 2013, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility with loving family at his side.
Born in St. Albans, Vermont on October 12, 1942, he was the son of the late Harold and Florence (Guay) Bachand. He attended St. Albans schools graduating in 1960 from Bellows Free Academy and faithfully served his country in the Vermont Army National Guard from 1959-1965. On July 6, 1963, he was married to the former Virginia "Ginny" Bruyette who survives him.
For 40 years Gerry had been associated with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as both a pharmaceutical technician and consultant traveling extensively. He was well known throughout the area as an accomplished organist playing at the Champlain Inn in St. Albans, Homestead Campground in Georgia, St. Albans Elks Lodge as well as at many other functions. He was a longtime member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge #1566 in St. Albans and enjoyed ocean cruises and wintering in Apollo Beach, Florida. He was a longtime parishioner of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In addition to his wife Ginny of 50 years, Gerry leaves three children, Scott Bachand and his wife Julie Goodrich of St. Albans, Pamela B. Laskosky and husband Chet of Framingham, MA and Nicole Bachand of Essex; six grandchildren, Marisa and Ben, Alex, Jacob and Hannah, Liam ; brothers and sisters, Ronald Bachand and wife Rene of St. Albans, Janet Chadwick and husband Raymond of Essex, David Bachand, Connie Mahaney and husband Bob and Christine Pignona all of St. Albans as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday May 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. Father Emmanuel I. Ajanma will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue Swanton, on Tuesday evening April 30, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Published in the Burlington Free Press, April 25, 2013.
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Apr 25, 2013
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