CHRISTOPHER JOHN DESJARDIN - COLCHESTER - Christopher John Desjardin, 31, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 28, 2014, in Massachusetts, following years of struggling with drug addiction. He was born Dec. 14, 1982, in Colchester, the son of Ellen Desjardin and John Brigante. Chris graduated from Colchester High School in 2001. Chris, or CoCoChris - as he was known fondly by his nephews, Caleb and Devin - loved the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. His constant smile and energy brought comfort and joy to all that knew him. Our memories will keep him alive in our hearts, and he will never be forgotten. Chris is survived by his mother, Ellen Desjardin; stepfather, Gary Desjardin; sister, Sarah Morin and husband, Michael; stepbrother, Jason Desjardin; stepsister, Jennifer Desjardin; grandparents, Charles and Claire Blanchard; grandfather, John Brigante; great-grandmother, Winnifred Bean; nephews, Caleb, Devin, Tyler, and Austin; nieces, Kelsey, Hannah, and Taylor; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and very special friend, Erin Fregeau. Chris was predeceased by his father, John Brigante; and grandmother, Velma Brigante. Visiting hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Rich O'Donnell presiding, on Friday, April 4, 2014, at the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., in Winooski. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the of Chittenden County, - Team Claire Bear, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or

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Lavigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service
132 Main St Winooski, VT 05404
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 1, 2014