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Obituary: Arthur G. LaCharite, 1925‑2020

Vermont native loved life and enjoyed many outdoor activities

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Arthur was born on May 18, 1925, in Winooski, Vt., the son of Alfred and Marion LaCharite. Arthur passed away on December 21, 2020, at Elderwood in Burlington at the age of 95.

Arthur served in the United States Army as a supply clerk at a medical depot in Fontainebleau, France, during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge. He worked for Ralph Aruzza's Esso station and University Texaco before opening up his own station in Burlington, Art's Texaco. He later retired from IBM in 1989. Arthur was a resident of Shelburne since 1971; he and his wife raised their family and remained there until 2012.

Anyone who knew Art knew he loved life and was very fond of the outdoors. He enjoyed many activities, such as alpine skiing, hunting and spending countless summers on Lake Champlain fishing on his boat. He was also very passionate about singing, which he often did at home and, later on, at his daughter’s wedding. He was wise, unselfish, funny and very loyal to his family. An amazing soul!

He leaves his wife of 49 years, Pamela (Shepard) LaCharite of Shelburne/South Burlington; a daughter Sabrina and her husband, Joel Shedd, of Colchester; a son Shane and his wife, Stephanie, and his grandson Samuel of Greenfield Park, Québec; and his brothers and their wives, George and Carol of Jacksonville, Fla., and Donald and Betty of Winooski. He was predeceased by his brother Raymond and his wife, Marie; his sister Cecile and her husband, Leonard Dupont; his sister Loretta and her husband, Harvey Martin; and his sister Beatrice. He is also affectionately remembered by many nieces, nephews and cousins residing throughout the USA and Canada.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church in Winooski followed by a burial of Arthur’s ashes in Northfield, Vt., at a later date due to pandemic restrictions.

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