Sheldon J. Nadeau SOUTH BARRE — Sheldon James "Shelly" Nadeau, 89, of South Barre Road, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at the Heaton Woods Nursing Home in Montpelier. Born March 11, 1930, in Graniteville, he was the son of Alec and Winnifred (McLaughlin) Nadeau. Shelly attended local elementary schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1948. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on the USS Coral Sea in the Mediterranean for four years. On Nov. 10, 1959, he married Irene J. Farnham. They made their home in South Barre. Shelly was a truck driver for 40 years and most of that time was spent driving for Couillard’s Heating Oil. He was a 65-year member of the American Legion Post #10 in Barre. In his spare time, Shelly loved time spent in his garden, hunting, walking in the woods, fishing, although most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Irene Nadeau, of Heaton Woods in Montpelier; his son, John Nadeau and wife Pam, of Barre, and his daughter, Audrey Kerin and husband Patrick, of Averill; his grandchildren Zachary Kerin, Alec and Austin Nadeau, and his great-grandchildren Caden and Maeve Kerin, Miles Nadeau – he was very proud to have had great-grandchildren; his brother, A. Douglas Nadeau, of Graniteville; his sisters-in-law Charlene Nadeau, of Graniteville, Carol Nadeau, of Montpelier, and Emma Gingras, of Washington; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Willis and Edsel and his sisters Frieda Garand and Evelyn Vivian. The graveside service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Wilson Cemetery in Lower Websterville. There are no calling hours. Following the service, the family would like people to join them for a light luncheon at the American Legion Post #10 on Main Street in Barre. Memorial contributions may be made to Heaton Woods Activity Fund, 10 Heaton St., Montpelier, VT 05602. Shelly’s family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Heaton Woods and also at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice for the compassionate loving care he received. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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Sad to hear about Uncle Shelly's passing. Our family has lost two great people this year and I pray that we all support and love each other in this difficult time. To the entire Nadeau family and their extended families, my Spirit is there with all of you.

Debra G.

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