LUCIEN R. SAVARD
January 29, 1939 - November 11, 2013
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SAVARD, LUCIEN ROBERT, 74, of Barre, died November 11 at his home, with his loving family at his bedside. Born Jan. 29, 1939, in Barre, he was the son of Lucien A. and Anna (Roux) Savard. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1957. In 1958, Lucien enlisted in the United States Army, serving six months on active duty, and from July 1958 to February 1979 serving with the United States Army Reserve, becoming a drill sergeant with the 3rd Battalion, 304th Regiment of the 76th Training Division. He later enlisted in the Vermont Army National Guard and retired on Jan. 31, 1999, as a sergeant first class. In 1960, he married Louise Mary Pepin at St. Monica Church in Barre. Most of their married life had been spent at their present home on Batchelder Street. Louise died March 13, 2007. He was the longtime owner and operator of the Savard Granite Co. on Burnhams Meadow and retired from the Rock of Ages Manufacturing Plant in Graniteville, where he was a crane operator. Lucien enjoyed camping, hunting, four-wheeling, traveling, dancing, and being with family and friends at The Canadian Club, as well as most winter sports. His memberships included St. Monica Church, Barre American Legion Post 10 and the Barre Canadian Club. Survivors include his daughter, Cindy Lee Mattioli, and husband, Bruce, of Vernon, Conn., and his sons, Brian Savard and wife, Edwina, of Lake Worth, Fla., and Randy Savard of Barre, as well as two grandsons. Also surviving are two sisters, Carol Grey, of Barre, and Dolores Partch, in Ohio, and his brother Paul Savard and wife, Huguette, also of Barre, as well as nieces and nephews. Besides his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Conrad and Donald Savard.