Robert D. Laclair

August 19, 1953 - August 28, 2023

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Obituaries » Robert D. Laclair

Robert Downing Laclair passed away peacefully on August 28, 2023, surrounded by family and friends after a long-fought battle with cancer. He was born in Rutland, Vermont on August 19,1953, the son of the late Robert Walker Laclair and Rena (Downing) Laclair. Bob attended Penn State, UVM and Norwich University, where in 1984 he graduated as a civilian with a mechanical engineering degree. After years as a fun-loving bachelor, he found and married the love of his life, Nancy, in 2011. Together they enjoyed playing golf, cribbage and pool. Bob is survived by his loving wife, sister and extended family. A celebration of life was held at the American Legion in Vergennes, VT on Sunday, September 10. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The American Cancer Society and McClure Miller Respite House. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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