October 3, 1947 - October 23, 2013

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Obituaries » GERALD W. BLONDIN

BLONDIN, GERALD W., 66, of Homosassa, Florida, died October 23, 2013, at the Medical Center Hospital in Crystal River, Fla. Born in Barre on Oct. 3, 1947, he was the son of Dwight and Ann (Cummings) Blondin. He attended St. Monica Catholic School and Marian High School in Barre. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and served during the Vietnam War, where he received two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star, and was honorably discharged in 1974. He then returned to Barre and worked as a carpenter. He married Judy Wright in St. Johnsbury. He later married Ann Pilette. His memberships included the American Legion of Florida and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his mother, of Barre; two sons, Gerald W. Blondin II and Jessie Blondin, both of St. Johnsbury; one daughter, Heather Goodwin, of Florida; and two stepchildren, Alyssa Pilette and Raymond “R.J.” Pilette, both of Crystal River, Fla. Also surviving are six brothers, Dwight Blondin, of Middlesex, Edward Blondin, of Florida, and Steven Blondin, Kenneth Blondin, William Blondin and Allen Blondin, all of Barre; two sisters, Judith Dunn, of Colorado, and Susan Garcia, of Peru, N.Y.; as well as five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father; one sister, Patricia Massey; and one brother, Robert Blondin.

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