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James CarreauMay 22, 1956 ~ May 24, 2017 (age 61)
James Edward Carreau, age 61, passed away unexpectedly at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, VT on Wednesday May 24, 2017. Jim and his wife Valerie had just arrived back in Vermont after twelve years in Tucson, AZ.
Jim was born on May 22, 1956, in St. Johnsbury, VT. He was son to the late Paul Emile and Inola (Roby) Carreau. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy with the Class of 1974. After high school he began working for A.D. Rossi and continued there for the next 30 years, until moving to Arizona where he worked at the Del Lago Golf Course in Vail, AZ.
Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, reading, and camping. He cherished his adventures with his beloved Weimaraner, Sadie-Lynn. He was an avid cribbage player and would often point out the fact that he was “a former state champion”. He and Valerie spent the past two weeks fulfilling their dream of an amazing cross country adventure through several National Parks. He was a past member of the Orleans Country Club and of the St. Johnsbury Elks. Spending time with his wife, kids and grand-kids was his absolute favorite thing to do. His family and friends were everything to him. With a gentle smile, contagious, one of-a-kind laugh, and a big generous heart, he made friends often and easily. When you were friends with Jim you had a loyal friend for life. He had the best sense of humor, loved to make people laugh, and can be quoted as saying “I’ve got a million of ‘em.”
Jim is survived by his wife and best friend, Valerie. His daughter Denise Montgomery and her boyfriend, Kevin Sleeper of Lyndonville. His son Paul Carreau of Burlington. His daughter Jennifer Adams and her husband Kurt, of Lyndonville. His brother Richard Carreau and his wife Rose of Gibsonville, NC. His sister Ann Speight and her husband Dennis of Alexandria, VA. His brother Norman Carreau of Whitefield, NH. He is also survived by his five grandchildren who love their Pepere enormously; Kyle Adams, Jordan Adams, Jacob Montgomery, Emma Montgomery and Tyler Montgomery. Dad and Mom by marriage; Jim and Theresa Daniels. Brothers and sisters by marriage; Sam, Brian, Kimberly, Darcy, Casey, Katrina and their families. Several Aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. He was pre-deceased by a brother: Larry Carreau.
Calling hours to celebrate Jim’s life will take place from 4:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the Guibord Funeral Home on the corner of Center and Main Streets in Lyndonville. Please bring a story and a smile to share. In honor of Jim’s wishes there will not be a separate service. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to:
Lyndon Youth Baseball/Softball: PO Box 1242 Lyndonville, VT 05851
LAYHA: PO Box 1242 Lyndonville, VT 05851
P.O. Box 1241, Lyndonville VT 05851
Lyndon Youth Baseball/Softball
PO Box 1242, Lyndonville VT 05851