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Burial Date July 27, 2022

Obituaries » Dave Rochat

Dave Rochat savored life immensely, finding abundant joys even in tougher times. An eternal optimist, he collected friends all through his lifetime, enjoyed all types of people, and was full of good humor, kindness and humility. David was born in 1937 in Orange, NJ. His parents, Edmond Rochat and Claire (Thommen) Rochat had immigrated separately from Switzerland in the mid-1920’s, and theirs was a French speaking household. He attended school in Westfield, NJ and both he and his future wife, Barbara Seaman, graduated from Westfield HS in 1955. Dave is survived by his four daughters, grandchildren, brother and extended family. A memorial service honoring Dave’s life will be held at the United Church of Chelsea on Wednesday July 27th at 2 p.m. A reception will follow. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, VT.

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