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Gerard Eugene ChalouxAugust 26, 1925 ~ July 15, 2017 (age 91)
Chaloux, Gerard E., age 91, passed away Saturday, July 15, in Lyndonville. He was born in St. Johnsbury on August 26, 1925 to Fred and Adelaide (Vigneau) Chaloux. He graduated from St. Gabriel’s School.
He married Gemma Donna on June 10, 1948 at Notre Dame Church in St. Johnsbury. Together they raised five children, spending 8 years on their farm in North Danville. The rest of their married life they lived "on the hill" in St. Johnsbury.
He was a successful Fuller Brush man for several years. He also worked as a farmer, bread route salesman and as a machinist at Northeast Tool, VT Tap & Die, and Weidmann Industries. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a volunteer on the NVRH Ambulance Squad for many years. He was a devoted member of Notre Dame and St. Johns Churches.
His family was his top priority. He is survived by three sons, Leo Chaloux of Wolcott, NY; Maurice Chaloux and wife, Laurie, of Waterford; Frank Chaloux and wife, Dorothy, of St. Johnsbury; a daughter, Dianne Gingue and husband, Andre, of Waterford; a son-in-law, Scott Hooker and wife, Marion Anastasia, of Waterford; grandchildren Linda (Chaloux) Mosse, Diana (Chaloux) LaCerte, Kelley (Chaloux) Silon, Maria (Chaloux) Schaefer, Christine (Chaloux) Konieczny, Andrea Chaloux, Aaron Gingue, Jeremy Gingue, Lisa (Chaloux) Gorka, Allison (Gingue) Williams, Celia Hooker, Daniel Chaloux, and Shaun Hooker; eleven great grandchildren; one brother, Bill Chaloux of Arizona; three sisters-in-law, Gertrude (Donna) Turner, Dorothy (Donna) Lynaugh and husband Reg Leonard, and Sara Donna; a brother in law, Normand Donna and wife Susan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was pre-deceased by his wife, Gemma (Donna) Chaloux, a daughter, Denise (Chaloux) Hooker, four sisters, Sr. Marion Chaloux, RHSJ, Sr. Irene Chaloux, CND, Mrs. Geraldine (Chaloux) Lozeau, Sr. Theresa Chaloux, CND, and several sisters and brothers in law.
He died at the home of Susie Greaves, his loving caregiver. He had previously received wonderful care at the Canterbury Inn for 2 ½ years, and had lived with Laurie and Maurice in Waterford for 3 years prior to that.
Friends may greet the family on Monday evening, July 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Sayles Funeral Home at 525 Summer St. in St. Johnsbury. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. John's Church in St. Johnsbury on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in St. Johnsbury.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd School, 121 Maple Street, St. Johnsbury, VT. Sayles Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Good Shepherd School
121 Maple Street, St. Johnsbury VT 05819