Rene O. Tetreault
1940 - 2021
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Rene O. Tetreault, 80, of Newport Center, Vermont passed away on May 3, 2021 at his home. He was born on October 31, 1940 in Newport Center to George Emile Tetreault and Rollande (Boucher) Tetreault. On September 1, 1962 he married Diane (Pion) Tetreault at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Troy, Vermont.
He owned and operated Tetreault Lumber for over 40 years with his son Robert which still operates today.
He loved his family dearly and he was proud of his son's, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and little great grandsons and he would do anything for them.
He became interested in having a sawmill, his wives' grandfather Bert Powers was a board sawer for Weyhouser for many years and influenced him to start a saw mill and later on he became interested in building. He built many barns and houses over the years.
He loved sugaring, but due to illness he could only go and watch his son and grandson boil this year. Among his hobbies, he enjoyed collecting old John Deere tractors.
Rene held memberships with the Order of the Elks #2155 and a former director for the Country Rider's Snowmobile Club. He was so honored when a month ago they named a snowmobile trail ( Tetreault Flats ) after him and his family. He so enjoyed the friendship of the Friday night gang for the past 20 years. Through all his chemo and radiation over the years he never lost his sense of humor. He would help anyone in need and will truly be missed, but we know he will be watching over us and not suffering anymore and at peace with our lord.
He is survived by his wife Diane Tetreault, his sons: Robert Tetreault and his wife Brenda and Larry Tetreault and his wife Diane, by his grandchildren: Hayley Tetreault and her fiancé Ryan St. Onge, Tyler Tetreault and partner Kristy Lorimer, Brianne Tetreault, Cameron Tetreault, his great grandson's Emmitt and Tucker Tetreault all of Newport Center, Vermont. He is also survived by his sister Theresa Field and her husband Reginald of Grantham, NH, his sister-in-law, Annette Tetreault Royer and her husband Andy of Derby, Vermont, and sister-in-law, Linda Washburn and her husband Tony of Morrisville, VT.
Rene was predeceased by his parents: George and Rollande Tetreault, his brother Norman Tetreault, his sister Maria Frechette and husband Max, his in-laws-Rene and Shirley Pion, and his niece Donna Densmore.
Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. on Friday May 7, 2021 at the Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday May 8, 2021 at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Troy where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell, Vermont. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Research, in care of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Barbara E. Rubin Building, One Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756 or to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855. On-line condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

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Published in Newport Daily Express from May 5 to May 6, 2021.
Calling hours
06:00 - 08:00 PM
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
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May 7, 2021
He was a kind, honest, caring, hard working man with no BS!!! I remember going to the farm when I was young, They always took care of us when we came to visit. I got to ride my first motorcycles with the boys and remember helping with choirs and then they would have a feast for lunch ----Only good memories, they know how to make the time for family and friends and enjoy it. He had the most impassive John Deere tractor collection I have ever seen and it showed his desire for perfection!!! We lost a great man so sorry for your loss. He was a role model for us all.

Sincerely and with love,
Garth Royer and Family
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May 6, 2021
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