Germain B. De SerresSeptember 06,2012
Germain B. De Serres
SOUTH BARRE — Germain B. De Serres, 77, of Bridge Street, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at his home.
Born in Tingwick, Quebec, on Feb. 19, 1935, he was the son of the late Vincent and Emma (Paradis) De Serres. He attended schools in Canada.
After his schooling he helped his father on the family farm. At the age of 23, he moved to Barre where he was employed by Romeo LaPerle on his farm. He later worked in the granite industry as a polisher for many years, retiring in 1998.
On Oct. 10, 1964, he married Lise LaPerle in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. After their marriage, they made their home and raised their family on Bridge Street.
Among his interests were hunting, fishing, gardening and raising livestock — but most of all he enjoyed spending precious time with his family and grandchildren.
Germain was a longtime member of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre and the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years of marriage, Lise De Serres, of South Barre, and three children, Angela Leclerc and her husband, Claude, of Barre Town; Rose Richart and her husband, Steven, of Chuluota, Fla.; Leo De Serres and his wife, Melanie, of Graniteville. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kristen (Leclerc) Cicio, Nicholas Leclerc, Caitlyn De Serres and Chandler De Serres, all of Barre Town; Ashley Cabrel, Jacob Richart and Cody Lamastres, all of Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are three brothers, Paul De Serres, Benoit De Serres and Omer De Serres; four sisters, Jeannette Ouellette, Catherine De Serres, Suzanne Monfette and Marielle Letourneau, all of Quebec.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters, Therese Roy, Lucille Provencher and Yvette Laroche.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m. Family and friends may call at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre Friday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. Due to the construction on Main Street, additional parking is available at the St. Monica parking lot.
Burial will follow the Mass at St. Sylvester Cemetery in Lower Websterville.
Contributions, in Germain’s memory, may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
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