CLEMENT D'AVIGNON

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CLEMENT D'AVIGNON - MIDDLEBURY - Clement M. D'Avignon, 75, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at his home. Born in Weybridge, Aug. 5, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Shackett) D'Avignon. He married Margaret M. Malloy on Nov. 8, 1958. He was a lifelong resident of Weybridge and Middlebury, attended local schools and honorably served in the United States Navy. In his early years, Clement worked for the Marquis Movie Theatre, A. Emilo Building Supply, and the New Haven Drive-in. Clement later worked as an engineer for the Vermont Railway, Inc. for 36 years, from 1964 until 2000. Following his retirement, he did consulting for Vermont Railway until 2012. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion. Clement was a caring and loving father, always putting others needs before his own. He took many camping trips with his family, enjoyed fishing, bowling, hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His favorite hobby following his retirement was golfing. He was very attached to his two cats, Mischief and Trouble. He was a good storyteller. Surviving family members include his wife, Margaret M. D'Avignon of Middlebury; three sons, Ricky Allen John D'Avignon of Salisbury, Kevin M. D'Avignon of Castleton, and Allen J. D'Avignon and his wife, Lisa, of Somers, Wis.; one daughter, Carol D. Raymond and her husband, Tom, of Middlebury; two brothers, James D'Avignon of Weybridge, and David D'Avignon of East Middlebury; four sisters, Georgiana Bovar of Springfield, Rita Armell of Vergennes, Mary Basler of Hialeah, Fla., and Theresa Turner of Poultney; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Ashley D'Avignon; and brothers and sisters, Robert D'Avignon, Joseph D'Avignon, Theordore D'Avignon, Leonard D'Avignon, Peter D'Avignon, Lois D'Avignon, Francis D'Avignon, Doris Smith, and Grace Shandrow. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at St. Mary's Church, with Pastor William R. Beaudin as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Middlebury. A reception will follow at Weybridge Garage. Arrangements in care of Sanderson- Ducharme Funeral Home, www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.

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Sanderson Funeral Service - Middlebury
117 South Main Street  Middlebury, VT 05753
802-388-2311
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 30, 2014
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