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WILLIAM G. "BILL" TUSCANY - ST. ALBANS - William G. Tuscany, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the Lodge at Shelburne Bay with his daughters at his side. Born in St. Albans on March 5, 1930, he was the son of the late Roy A. and Doris (Whitcomb) Tuscany. He was 82 years old. Bill married Helen Jones on Aug. 1, 1952, in Rawlings, Va. She preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 2010. Bill served his country in the United States Army and remained in the National Guard Reserves until his retirement. His first job was working for the railroad for two years, before becoming and insurance agent for 38 years with the John Hancock Company. He was also a life member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, a member of the St. Albans Lodge 1566, B.P.O.E., St. Albans Lodge #4, F&AM, Mt Sinai Temple #3, A.A.O.N.M.S., Northern Vermont Shrine Club, the former Owl Club, Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion, Robert E. Glidden Post #658, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Champlain Country Club. Survivors include his daughters, Gail Tuscany of Jericho, and Kareen Simpers and husband, Bob, of Granville, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Michelle Cadoret and husband, Justin, and Caitlin Codding. Bill is also survived by his brother-in-law, Wayne Bourgeois of Swanton, and his sons and their families, Stephen Bourgeois and wife, Debra, and Mike Bourgeois and wife, Sherlyn; half brother, Alec Tuscany and family; and half sisters, June Benoit and family, and Debbie Sanders and family. Also surviving him are several brothers and sisters-in-law and their families in Virginia, where Bill and Helen met, fell in love and had many, many wonderful visits throughout the years. Bill will always be remembered for many things: from his days as an insurance man, traveling to his clients homes around Franklin County, collecting the payments and spending time chatting over a cup of coffee. He always had a tune in his head, which he would hum or more often whistle as he went through life. Whether he was enjoying one of his favorite pastimes of golfing, fishing, woodworking or being in the company of his two treasured granddaughters, his chipper outlook on life would always shine through. We will always love you bunches, your family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A funeral service will then be held at 7 p.m. in the Heald Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. Marguerite Gage, Pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Highgate Center Cemetery. Private messages of condolence to Bill's family are welcome at In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bill's name may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, c/o FAHC-UHC-Department of Neurology, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401, or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 2, 2012
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