• William H. Provencher
    January 02,2013

    William H. Provencher

    William H. Provencher

    BARRE — William H. Provencher, 66, formerly of North Main Street, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter in Brattleboro on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.

    Born on Sept. 19, 1946, in Barre, he was the son of Philip L. and Anna Mae (Menard) Provencher. He attended local schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1966.

    Following graduation, Bill worked in the family-owned business, Central Cab Co. in Barre. The majority of his working years were with the Rochester-Midland Co., selling industrial cleaning products in both Vermont and New Hampshire. He also worked for the Lacillade Lumber Co. in Williamstown and for Nelson Ace Hardware in Barre.

    On July 5, 1969, Bill married Claire LaRose. After their marriage, they moved from Barre to Knox Mountain in Orange where they built their family home and raised two children. They later divorced.

    Bill loved the hills of Vermont and was an avid and successful hunter. In the tradition of old Vermonters, he could fix or “rig up” almost anything. His real interest was in buying and selling antiques. He was considered an expert in antique telephones. Bill will be remembered for his unwavering dedication and love for his children.

    Survivors include his children, Rita Provencher and Todd Provencher, of Brattleboro; a sister, Janet MacAuley, of Orange; two brothers, Philip Provencher and his wife, Florence, of Williston, and Francis Provencher, of Northfield; and many nieces and nephews.

    He was predeceased by his firstborn son, Timothy S. Provencher, and his parents, Philip L. and Anna Mae Provencher.

    Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. A prayer service will be at 2:30 p.m.

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