James P. Alger BARRE — James P. Alger, age 38, passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in St. Albans on Nov. 23, 1980, to Loyd Thompson and Rebecca Alger. James was a proud flagger, dad and family guy. He adored his children and would do anything for them. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, wrestling and Cowboys games. James also loved fishing, hunting and camping. Those who knew James will surely miss his laugh and big-hearted personality. James is survived by his two daughters Jamie Bascom-Alger; his fiancée, Krystle Bergeron and their daughter, Kaiya Alger-Bergeron; his parents Loyd Thompson, Rebecca Alger and husband Dean Deyette; sisters Virginia Alger and companion Joshua Banyea, Nicole Thompson, Amber Paquette; brothers Nate Thompson and wife Hilary and Chad Paquette; grandmother Gladys Alger; Krystle’s family Bonnie, Doug, Cynthia and Robert and their children Cassandra and Duane and their child, Fran and Amber and their child; special friends Alberto “Boo-Boo” Martinez and companion Kathleen Briggs, Justin Byrd, Jeff “Papi” Elliot; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. James was predeceased by his sister, Anna Alger; stepmother, Ann Paquette-Morris; grandmother, Colleen Paquette; and grandfathers Raymond Alger and Phillip J. “Big Daddy” Thompson. James’s family would like to extend sincere gratitude to the Vermont State Police in New Haven, ECI, DHART helicopter services, UVM Medical Center, First Responders and to his boss, Lisa Donahue, and his coworkers at LPD Traffic Control Services. Visitation will be held on Sunday at Kidder Memorial Home from 1 p.m. until the hour of the service. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. at Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. For those who wish, contributions in James’s memory can be made to The Foundation, American Traffic Safety Services Foundation, 15 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406-1077. Condolences, photos and favorite memories may be shared through www.gossfs.com.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Terrible. My late husband used to flag for AOT and would tell me about his close calls. Again my heart goes out to your family.

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