April 25th, 2018



May 30, 1928 – February 16, 2014

Burial Date


CHOQUETTE, GRACE RITA BELIVEAU, 85, of Fair Haven, passed away peacefully on February 16, at her home. Born in Lebanon, N.H. on May 30, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Louis A. and Dorothy Richardson Beliveau. She attended schools in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1947. Grace married Joseph L. Choquette Jr. on Feb. 22, 1949 at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon. Over the years they made their home in White River Junction, Rutland, East Wallingford and Fair Haven, Vt., in Lebanon and Enfield, N.H., in Castleton-on-Hudson, N.Y., and most recently in Ocala, Fla. She was a lifelong bookkeeper, secretary and homemaker. Among her places of employment were the Hotel Coolidge, T & L Electric Company, the Valley View Creamery, the Woodstock Inn, Thermal Acoustics, the Fox Run Inn and Resort and Howard Johnson’s Motor Lodge in Vermont, and the Albany Medical Center. After retirement, Grace and Joe spent summers on Mascoma Lake in Enfield and winters at their home in Ocala. They returned to Vermont in 2012. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and active in church activities throughout her life. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Joe, and a daughter, Susan Kasper of Middletown, Penn. She is survived by her children Tauna and Ronald Leathers of Laramie, Wyo.; Joseph L. Choquette III and his fiancée, Tammie Paterson of Barre; Kathy and Michael Stanley of Fair Haven, and son-in-law Gary Kasper of Middletown, Penn. She leaves 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Grace is also survived by her brother, Raymond Beliveau of Phoenix, Ariz., and sisters-in-law Beatrice Beliveau of Enfield, N.H. and Judith Beliveau of Dover, N.H.

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