Thomas R. Gaboriault Jr.

NORTHFIELD - Thomas passed in the sunlight on his Mountain Sanctuary in the embrace of his wife, Annette Halasz, father, sister and children, on 12/12/12.

He was born Oct. 21, 1950, to Thomas and Marguerite (Hall) Gaboriault Sr. from Hardwick.

He spent his youth in East Hartford, Conn., before returning to Vermont in 1972.

Thomas' presence and generous spirit was huge everywhere he went and in everything he did. He nurtured his friendships throughout his life, no matter if they first met in kindergarten, on a road trip, or at some other juncture of his life. He loved and lived with the most generous heart.

Thomas and his wife own Four Seasons Care Home in Northfield, where he transited through many phases of his life.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Annette Halasz; children, Kierney Gaboriault, Reuben Turley, Cricket Bernardini and Kaylan Sweet; grandchildren, Madisyn and Owen Sweet, and Cooper and Sawyer Bernardini, who were the joys of his life; as well as by his father, sister Gail, and all his numerous extended relatives and friends.

A short prayer will be said at St. Mary's Church at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, followed by a gathering at Margaret Holland Inn across the street.

Condolences may be sent to his wife via the Four Seasons.

His spirit asks that gifts, in lieu of flowers, be sent to the Activity Fund at Four Seasons, 135 S. Main St., Northfield, VT 05663.

Published in Times Argus on Dec. 15, 2012