Ernest E. Boisvert rites BARRE CITY - A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Ernest E. Boisvert, 90, of Westwood Parkway, was held on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. He passed away on Nov. 14, 2018, at his home. The Rev. Kim E. Kie, pastor of the church, led the service and read from scriptures and Psalm 23. Words of remembrance were shared by his son, Karl Boisvert; his granddaughter, Megan Boisvert; his grandson, Ross Boisvert; and Jerry Elliot, brother-in-law. Organist/pianist, Mary Ann Ritchie, provided postlude and prelude music. She also accompanied the congregation in the songs, “Where We’ll Never Grow Old” and “I’ll Meet You In The Morning.” Rev. Leopold J. Bilodeau, former pastor of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre, led a prayer service Monday afternoon with the family at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. Pallbearers were Ross Boisvert, grandson; Jerry Elliott, brother-in-law; Douglas Brown, David Pearce, Craig Morrow and Randy Treis, family friends. Burial followed the service, in Hope Cemetery in Barre where he was laid to rest next to his beloved wife. Rev. Kie read the committal prayers. Red roses were placed on his casket by family members. Military rites were accorded the deceased by the Vermont Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team of Camp Johnson in Colchester. Taps sounded and the American flag was folded and presented to his son, Karl Boisvert. Following the burial, family and friends gathered at the “Steak House” on the Barre Montpelier Road for a time of fellowship and dinner. Arrangements were in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.