Bernard L. Lavigne, 63, of Rutland, died May 3, 2013, at his home.
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He was born in Chicago, Ill., July 29, 1949, son of Leonel B. and Ada (Shaw) Lavigne.
Bernard was a 1967 graduate of Rutland High School.
He was employed at General Electric Co. for many years, retiring in 2007.
Bernie enjoyed coin collecting, Boston Red Sox, Tennessee Titans and his dogs.
Surviving are his mother, Ada Lavigne of Rutland; five sisters, Marcie Derby and her husband, Rick, of Bonita Springs, Fla., Brenda Snow and her husband, David, of Bennington, Denise Atwood and her husband, Vic, of Granite Falls, N.C., Linda Lavigne of Bennington, Kathy Lyons and her husband, Chris, of Rutland; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Leonel B. Lavigne, in 1964.
Friends may call at the Clifford Funeral Home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Veterinary Care Rescue Acct. or Regional Ambulance Service, care of Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701.
Published in Rutland Herald from May 5 to May 6, 2013
Clifford Funeral Home
2 Washington St Rutland, VT 05701