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Obituary: Bernard D. Lefebvre, 1929-2014, So. Burlington

Published May 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.


Bernard D. Lefebvre, 85, a longtime resident of South Burlington, died Friday, May 23, 2014, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. Bernard was born in Winooski on Jan. 3, 1929, one of 10 children born to Pacific and Angelina (Rathe) Lefebvre. He was educated in Winooski, served his country with the Vermont National Guard, and was employed for many years as a maintenance supervisor with the Burlington School District. He enjoyed shooting pool with friends and betting on the ponies. Bernard is survived by five children and their spouses, Bernard and Janet Lefebvre, Donald Lefebvre and Sue Meehan, Vickie and Steve Karnes, Maria and Brad Beauchemin, and Shirley and Paul Stephens; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Doris Lefebvre of Burlington; and many nieces and nephews. Bernard was predeceased by two children, Richard and John Lefebvre; parents, Pacific and Angelina; and nine brothers and sisters. The Lefebvre family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff at Birchwood Terrace for their care and kindness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. Interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St. in Winooski. Online condolences can be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Williston, VT 05495.

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