WHITING - Guy Chicoine, 68, of Whiting, Vermont, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 28, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
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Born July 5, 1945, in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Rolland and Marie (Lavallee) Chicoine.
Guy married Marilyn Donovan on July 3, 1965, and together, they raised a family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a great sense of humor, a winning smile and a contagious laugh. He could often be found tending to his tomatoes and cucumbers. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and shared these interests with his son and grandchildren. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and often made them his homemade French fries and apple pie. He was also a skilled carpenter and shared his talent and expertise with others.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a volunteer firefighter for the Cornwall and Whiting fire departments. He remained active in the Whiting Fire Department until his health prevented his participation. He also served as the constable for the Town of Whiting since 1984.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Whiting; his son, John Chicoine of Sudbury; his daughters, Janette Chicoine-Roberts and husband Kurt of Jericho and Monica Chicoine-Radford and husband Thomas of Georgia Center; his grandchildren, Kaleb Radford, Lauren Radford and Madison Chicoine; his brother, Yves Chicoine and wife Donna of Weybridge; his sisters, Monique Preseau of South Carolina and Nicole Leonard and husband Eric of Shoreham; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Jacques "Jack" Chicoine, Roger Chicoine and Bernard Chicoine.
Visiting hours for family and friends will be held on Monday, December 30, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, December 31, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father William R. Beaudin as celebrant. Pallbearers will be Michael and Bryan Chicoine, Jason, David and Eric Leonard, and Roger Gingras. Immediately following will be a reception held in Guy's honor for family and friends at the Whiting Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Whiting and Cornwall fire departments.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.
Sanderson Funeral Service - Middlebury
117 South Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
Published in Rutland Herald from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013