DARELL E. MAURAIS
June 9, 1945 - September 21, 2013
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MAURAIS, DARELL EDWARD, 68, of East Barre, passed away September 21 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after a brief illness. Born on June 9, 1945, he was the son of Edward “Pete” Maurais and Hannah “June” (Taylor) Maurais. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1964. During and after school, he worked at Ormsby’s Appliance Store in Barre. Later, Darell worked for Crossway Motors in Berlin, Hutch Concrete in Barre, and the Unifirst Corporation in Williamstown. For 14 years, he owned and operated Darwin’s Sew and Vac in Barre, retiring in 2007. He had a great knowledge of locations and streets throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, calling himself a “tour guide.” He met his lifelong sweetheart, Marsha Tucker, in high school and they married on April 10, 1965, in the East Barre Congregational Church. They made their home in East Barre, raised two children, and were married for 48 years. Darell was a lifetime member of the Canadian Club in Barre. He took great pride in volunteering his time and working for the Red Cross at their blood drawings. He also enjoyed working at the voting polls at Barre Town School. Darell was happiest when he was with his family. He enjoyed mowing his lawn, dancing, bowling, fishing, hunting, traveling to Florida, and cooking a good steak on the grill. He loved relaxing on Sundays to watch golf, baseball, football, or whatever sports were playing on the TV. He was a Boston Red Sox fan and a New York Giants fan. In earlier years, he played on several men’s softball teams in the over-30 league. Survivors include his wife, Marsha Maurais, his daughter, Vicki Abraham, one granddaughter and her father, all of East Barre; two brothers, Bob Comstock of East Barre, and Brent Maurais of Barre; a sister, Bonnie Pemberton now of Williamstown; his mother-in-law, Elva Chouinard and a sister-in-law, Rosann Ward, both of Ocala, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Joan Maurais of Naples, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Maurais; his brother, Rockne Maurais; and uncles, Raymond Taylor and Carlyle Taylor.