May 27, 1945 – October 17, 2013
Obituaries » LEON R. GAUDETTE
GAUDETTE, LEON RALPH, 68, of Barre, died October 17, at Central Vermont Medical Center. His family was at his bedside. Born May 27, 1945, in Burlington, he was the son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Conger) Gaudette. He received his GED from Burlington High School. On Sept. 7, 2001, he married Eleanor R. Blum in Barre, where they have since made their home. He had been employed as a production assembler at the General Electric plant in Burlington and more recently at the IBM plant in Essex Junction. Leon enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding around town on his scooter with his pet parrot, Rocky. Besides his wife, Eleanor, he leaves his stepdaughter, Nancy Valente, and her husband, Michael, of Mount Holly, and stepson Chris Pecor, of Colchester; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Richard Gaudette, of Georgia, and Rodney Gaudette, of Franklin, and a sister, Ethel McDonald, also of Georgia, and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Ester Bresette and brother David Gaudette.