FRANKLIN — Annette (LeClair) Vachon, age 69, returned to her heavenly father after a valiant battle with sarcoidosis on Friday, May 27, 2016.
She was born in Skowhegan, Maine on July 3, 1946, the daughter of Maurice and Dorothy (Steward) LeClair.
Annette attended Madison Memorial High School in Maine and later graduated from the Community College of Vermont. As a young girl, she worked in the industry of shoe manufacturing. While her family was young she cared for the elderly, working at Verdelle Village and The Stanley Home. For many years she then worked at the Sheldon Elementary School, where she supported children in the academic setting and was well loved by the students and staff. In the past 28 years, she was a Head Start Home Visitor where she worked with her beloved families and their children, preparing them for entry into kindergarten.
Annette adored her family and dedicated her life to them. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and aunt that anyone could dream of. She was a beautifully kind-hearted person who lived to care for and teach others, always infusing joy, happiness and acceptance into everything that she did. She had a magnetically vibrant personality, which resulted in the development of deep friendships that were too many to count, but all so meaningful and important to her.
She is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Monty Vachon; her daughter, Michele Bouchard and her husband, Brian, their sons, Kyle and Dillon, his wife, Sierra and their son Daxton, of St. Albans; her daughter, Kelly Derry and her husband, Todd of Fairfield, and their children, Mikayla and Jordan Messier, and Jake and Corey Derry.
She was predeceased by her son, Timothy Vachon on May 11, 2016. His survivors include his wife, Tiffany and children: Timothy Jr., Shellianna, Khristianna and Abbey; her sister, Peggy Lanctot and her husband, Dan of Norridgewock, ME; her brother-in-law, Steve Vachon and his wife, Mary of Skowhegan, ME; Her nephews, Dan and Pike Lanctot, Todd Vachon and nieces Britt Connor and Celeste Prescott.
A time of visitation will be held on June 1, 2016 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.
For those who wish, contributions in Annette’s memory may be made to Northwestern Counseling and Support Services (NCSS), The Children’s Division, ATTN: Jen Ladue, 107 Fisher Pond Rd., St. Albans, VT 05478.