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July 29th, 2014

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ALBERT F. GAGNON

July 23, 1927 - April 15, 2014

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Obituaries » ALBERT F. GAGNON

GAGNON, ALBERT F., 86, of Williamstown, passed away on April 15, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Born in Williamstown on July 23, 1927, he was the son of the late Gedeas and Marie Louise (Tetreault) Gagnon. Albert was a graduate of the Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and St. Michael’s High School in Montpelier, class of 1945. After graduation he was employed by the Rock of Ages and Pirie quarries as a helper on channel bars. In October 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His overseas service was in Japan from April 27, 1949, to July 4, 1950, when his unit was sent to Korea at the beginning of the war. He was in Korea until May 30, 1951. He received his honorable discharge from the Army at Fort Monmouth, N.J., on May 16, 1952. After his active service, he enlisted in the Army Reserve and received an honorable discharge from the reserve on April 28, 1958. His first employment after his discharge from the regular Army was with the Vermont State Employment Service. In September 1957 and until February 1969, he was employed by the Vermont Highway Department in highway design. His last employment was with Washington Electric Cooperative in East Montpelier, from which he retired on July 31, 1989. For hobbies he especially enjoyed photography. He also enjoyed hiking, vegetable and flower gardening, and motorcycle riding. Albert was a longtime member of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre; a fourth degree Knight of Columbus, member of Council 399 and Assembly 1151, Barre Town. He was very active in the organization. The State Council honored him with the Anchor Award in September 1999. Bishop Kenneth Angell was present. He was also active in the exemplification of the first, second, third and fourth degrees of the order. Albert was also a member of the Men of St. Joseph at St. Monica Parish. Survivors include one sister, Margaret McAllister, and husband, James, of Williamstown, as well as 21 nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by five brothers, John, Maurice, Edward, George and Francis Gagnon; and three sisters, Yvonne Gagnon, Lucy Gagnon and Theresa Gremillion.

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