David R. Poirier WILIAMSTOWN — David Reginald “Dave” Poirier, 78, of Chelsea Road, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin with his family at his bedside. Born April 8, 1940. in Bath, New Hampshire, he was the son of Reginald and Evelyn (Rollins) Poirier. Dave graduated from Spaulding High School with the class of 1958. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in Manchester, New Hampshire, and served in Vietnam as an A1C before being honorably discharged in Roswell, New Mexico. On July 7, 1962, he married Guitiana "Kay" Bulman in Roswell, where they first made their home before moving to Williamstown. Dave was a crane operator and truck driver for several local granite sheds for over 40 years. He was a member of the Williamstown United Federated Church, as well as a member of the Friday Nighters Bowling League for over 30 years; he also played on a Men’s Over-30 Softball team. In his spare time, Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, sugaring, watching his birds and working in his woodpile. Survivors include his wife, Guitiana "Kay" Poirier, of Williamstown; his daughter, Susan Bernier and husband Jim, of East Barre, and their daughter, Brittany; his daughter, Debra Watts and husband Larry, of Barre, and their son, Dylan, and daughter, Stephanie and fiancé Mike; his daughter, Nancy Poirier, of Williamstown; his son, Jeffrey Poirier and wife Amy, of Barre, and their son, Seth; and his daughter, Lauri Arsenault, of Websterville, and her sons Trevor and Tanner; five step-grandchildren, seven step-great-grandchildren; and his sisters Gail Poirier, of Websterville, and Sheila Laperle, of Barre. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Yvonne Deuso; nephews Greg Laperle and Reggie Deuso; and special aunt and uncle, June and Arland Parker. The service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the United Federated Church, Route 14, Williamstown, VT 05679. Family and friends may call on Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Entombment will take place in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault to await later interment in the Village Cemetery in Williamstown. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or to the United Federated Church, P.O. Box 438, Williamstown, VT 05679. Dave’s family would like to thank caregiver and neighbor, Fonda Perkins, and all the people who came to the hospital to say goodbye. Also, they would like to thank the staff at the Central Vermont Medical Center for their care and the use of the “comfort room,” and to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice for their care during the last few months.

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