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Walter E. Lacillade

July 9, 1923 - September 18, 2017

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Obituaries » Walter E. Lacillade

Walter Edward Lacillade, 94, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at Mansfield Place in Essex Junction. Born July 9, 1923, in Barre City, he was the son of L. James and Sigrid (Rudman) Lacillade. Attending Williamstown schools, he graduated from Williamstown High School in 1941. Following his graduation, he became a full-time employee at the Lacillade Lumber Co., which was founded by his father, in Williamstown. In March of 1943, he began service with the United States Army during World War II and later attended the Infantry Officers School at Fort Benning, Georgia, receiving his discharge in 1946. He then became an Army Reservist and was discharged with the rank of major in 1963. In April of 1946, he rejoined the staff at Lacillade Lumber Co. On June 5, 1947, he married Muriel McWilliams in Paso Robles, California. They made their home on Meadow Street in Williamstown until her death in July of 1993. Walter later married Dorothy Peake Menard on Dec. 10, 1994, making their home on Chelsea Road, also in Williamstown. Dorothy died Nov. 22, 2015, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. Survivors include his son, James H. Lacillade, of Essex Junction; three grandchildren, Morgan Lacillade, of Bristol, Vermont, Jason and Joshua Lacillade, of Paso Robles, California; his sister, Jean Jangraw, of Topsham, Maine; as well as stepchildren Susan Menard, Diane Thurston, Raymond and Michael Menard, and their families.

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