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ARMAND JOSEPH "SLIM" METIVIER

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ARMAND JOSEPH "SLIM" METIVIER - BURLINGTON - Armand Joseph "Slim" Metivier, 93, died in Starr Farm Nursing Center on July 7, 2014, with his family by his side. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 26, 1921, son of Euclide and Marie Louise (Barron) Metivier. Slim achieved the rank of First Sergeant, serving his country in the US Army in W.W.II. He married Antoinette (Valley) in Morganfield, Ky., on March 7, 1943. His career with St. Johnsbury Trucking spanned 35 years, starting as a driver, then dispatcher and retiring as a Terminal Manager in Berlin, N.H. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed golfing, gardening, ice fishing and he was a very loyal Red Sox fan. Always one to stay engaged in life, he took up painting in his retirement and leaves behind fabulous artwork for each of his children. He was very dedicated to his wife and family and is leaving behind many fond memories. He is survived by his son, Peter, of Bridgeport, N.Y.; daughters and their spouses, Susan and Mike Sterner of Enfield, Conn., Jeanne and Tom Riley of Colchester, Carol and Bob Topping of Harrison, Maine, Marie and Art Cohen of Essex Junction, and Pauline and Dave Muir of Belvidere; 10 grandchildren, Chris, Sheri, Caryn, Sharon, Alanna, Daniel, Matt, Krystal, David IV and Nikki; 12 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Billy, Emily, Ethan, Alyssa, Amanda, Grace, Logan, Mallory, Morgan, Abbie and Kayla; sister-in-law, Bernadette "Bernie" Metivier; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Antoinette (Valley) Metivier; son, Paul; siblings, Roland "Mitz," Alphege, Lucien, and Beatrice. The family would like to thank the nursing staff, LNA's social services, PT and OT, activities, kitchen, dining staff and office staff at Starr Farm for their compassionate care throughout Dad's stays, also Dr. Isaura Menzies, Kathy Murphy, NP, and Dr. Jennifer Gilwee for their exceptional care. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Avenue, Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014, at Holy Cross Church. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, after a luncheon in the church hall. Contributions may be made to the www.woundedwarriorsproject.org/donate. Armand's philosophy in life was to do one good deed a day. He will be greatly missed.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 9, 2014
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Boucher & Pritchard Funeral Home
85 N Winooski Ave Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 862-2851
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