Peter Edward LaPierre
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Hale Funeral Home
187 Upper Plain
Bradford, VT
Peter Edward LaPierre

Union Village, VT — Peter Edward LaPierre of Union Village, East Thetford, VT, passed away on November 18, 2021, after a long day of hunting, peacefully in the woods (just the way he wanted to go). He would often say when it's his time, he wouldn't want us all to sit around and be sad, he would want us all to come together and tell the stories that made us and him laugh. So, share the crazy antics amongst each other and friends, let the memories fly and share the love with the many hearts and lives that he touched. On October 6, 1973 on a beautiful fall day, he married the love of his life, his best friend and soul mate, Lane (Bolduc) LaPierre of St. Johnsbury, Vt, they were married for 48 wonderful years. The first years of their marriage they lived in South Carolina while Pete was stationed there serving his last two years in the Marines. Prior to that, he fought in the Vietnam war. They made their home in Union Village where they raised their two children, Peter ran a successful painting business. He was a family man, always being there for his family and friends, even Joe Shmoe off the side of the road. He'd lend a helping hand to anyone and maybe have a follow up visit to drink coffee and joke around. He was a second father figure to his nieces, nephews and anybody in the family, always lending an ear, giving great advice in his caring and understanding way. Usually followed by a prank or joke to make you laugh, which further showed you how much he loved you no matter what the problem might be. He was always there come hell or high water. He'd drop whatever he was doing to help anyone. Being a blue-collar worker from the age of 12 til 70, he believed that you needed to work for what you got and not rely on anyone else. Not because someone wouldn't be willing to help you, but because of the importance of integrity and self-respect, which he passed on to anyone that he met. He is survived by his two children, Son - James LaPierre of Arizona, his fiancé Autumn Falk, his daughter Jamison Fallot, his son Corey James LaPierre and Autumns daughter Lily. Daughter - Jennifer (LaPierre) Hill and her husband Dustin Hill of Fairlee Vt. their daughters Laura Mae Hill and Hannah Lane Hill, a great granddaughter, Scarlet June. Peter's parents were from Union Village, Arthur Jay LaPierre Sr. and Mary Jane Ashford LaPierre, brother Arthur J Lapierre Jr., all predeceased, he has a surviving brother, John Ashford LaPierre Sr. and his wife Sylvia May LaPierre of East Corinth, VT., sister-in-law Marina LaPierre of FL and VT. Also, countless aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and his beloved puppy Teddie, rescued by The Student Rescue Project that is listed below. After being in the Marines for four years he had an extensive list of hard-working jobs which included working for the town of Thetford, where he worked on the road crew beside one of his lifelong friends, Ellis Paige. Then he started his J & J Painting business, that he built from the ground up and ran. As we all know, he drank loads of coffee at the Village Store and entertained many, many of the towns' people morning, noon and night. Be thankful for the moments that we had with him. Keep his smile and laughter in your mind and hearts, his never-ending support and continuous love that shines forever within us. It's the memories of fishing with him, the patience he taught the younger generations and his fun filled attitude that we all will remember. Life is short he'd say, don't ever do anything halfway, don't be an asshole just to be an asshole, but don't ever let anyone push you around, if you want something, go get it. Think about all of the hours he sat down back of his house by the river, teaching, laughter, patience, how to work your ass off for what you want as well as how to sit your ass down and just kick back and ENJOY LIFE. The countless number of lives he taught these values to will hopefully live on. The hunting, little league baseball that he taught, fire department volunteer work, a helpful tire change when in need, decorating of the Town Hall trees each year. Especially the sugar house he was so proud to build, showing the next generation how to make syrup. HE LOVED TO TEACH, even when you didn't know when he was teaching. Please join us for a short church service at the Union Village Methodist Church at 1pm on Monday, November 29, 2021, with military honors in the cemetery. Directly following, at the Thetford Center Community Building across from the Village Store, we will gather to celebrate Peter's life by having refreshments and great stories from 1:45 until the last person leaves. If you want to bring a plate to share, please feel free to do so. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Student Rescue Project, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose focus is to provide hands-on experiences in dog rescue for students. Our volunteers travel to places where dog over population is rampant, and focus on solutions to help with root causes, and find dogs loving, forever homes. https://studentrescueproject.org/donate/ or Venmo @SRPVT Hale Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with Peter's care.

Published by Valley News on Nov. 28, 2021.
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We were next door neighbors for lots of years, thanks for the memories. HJB
Howard Bradley
November 28, 2021
Farewell, friend Pete--raaconteur, adventurer, and good soul. You'll be missed and remembered well.
suzi & Paul
Friend
November 27, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Please take comfort in the words found at 2nd Thessalonians 2:16, 17.
DT
November 25, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mae
November 25, 2021
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