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Obituary: Adam Francis Desrochers

Published February 7, 2017 at 12:22 a.m.
Updated September 6, 2019 at 11:19 a.m.

Adam Francis Desrochers
  • Adam Francis Desrochers

Adam Francis Desrochers, age 35 years, died in a tragic automobile accident on Saturday afternoon, February 4, 2017.

Born in Wheatridge, Colorado on, November 7, 1981, he was the son of Raymond and Susan (Cook) Desrochers. He attended Swanton schools graduating from Missisquoi Valley Union High School in the class of 1999. Since 2011 Adam had been associated as an account manager with Vermont Information Processing in Colchester.

Adam’s passion in life was music, having excelled in in high school as a member of the school band and master singers. At present he and his longtime friend Adam Locke own and operate the Deadlocke music studio in Waterville as well as having his own two bands known as Absolute Zero and Hershniperd.

In addition to his mother Susan (Cook) Desrochers; and his father, Raymond Desrochers and his wife Sandra, Adam leaves his daughter, Hannah (10) the love of his life and his life partner, Ashley Drinkwater all of Swanton; his sister, Jennifer Whittaker and husband Erik of Canton; his maternal grandmother, Rita Cook of Swanton and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Theresa Kurek: maternal grandfather, Willis Cook and Uncle, Robert Cook.

A Celebration of Adam’s life will be held, Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. The Reverend Kerry T. Cameron will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans.

Friends may call, at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 Noon until the hour of the service.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, gifts in Adam’s memory may be made to the, Adam Desrochers Music Scholarship Fund, in care of, Danielle Turner or Aaron Garceau, 100 Thunderbird Drive, Swanton 05488. Checks should be payable to Missisquoi Valley Union High School.

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A celebration of the life of Adam Francis Desrochers was held Saturday, February 11, 2017, at 2 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home. The Reverend Kerry T. Cameron, pastor of the 4PTs Rising United Methodist Parish, (including West Swanton, Highgate Center, Rice Hill and Sheldon United Methodist Churches), officiated. Special Words of Remembrance were shared by Adam’s longtime friend Matt Gadouas.

Among the large delegations in attendance were representatives from the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union-Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Highgate School District, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Bellows Free Academy-Saint Albans, Mary S. Babcock Elementary and Swanton Central Schools, Ben & Jerry’s, Bourdeau Brothers, United States Postal Service, The Peoples Trust Company, Peoples United Bank, Armand Messier Recording Studio, Liberty Propane, O.C. McCuin & Sons, M&C Transport, Missisquoi Valley Rescue, Swanton Chiropractic and Benoit’s Towing.

Interment will take place at a later date in Mount Calvary Cemetery Saint Albans.

A memory celebration of music, videos, photo and skyping was held for Adam on Saturday evening form 6 to 9 p.m. at the 14th Star Brewery in Saint Albans hosted by Matt Gadouas.

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