ST. ALBANS — Mr. Frederic C. “Eric” Bataille, age 86, died at his home Thursday, April 30, 2015. He was born in Paris, France, on Sept. 26, 1928, son of the late Lucien and Suzanne (Neret) Bataille. He served in the French Ski Troop in France. He married Anne Greening, June 4, 1967. He worked for many years as a representative for the tabletop industry. Eric was a founder for the Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region, and served as president from 1996 to 2003. He was the Honorary French Consul for Vermont from 1994 to 1999, a Chevalier in the French Order of Merit, served on the board of the Montgomery Historical Society, a member of the Bishop Street Artists, and was very active with the local art scene.
Eric is survived by his wife, Anne, his son Christian N. Bataille and his wife, Nancy, of Anchorage, Alaska, his daughters Zsa Bataille, of Boise, Idaho, and Vlaerie B. Marshall and her husband, Bernie, of Foxboro, Mass., four grandchildren, Nathan Bataille, Annie Studer, Shannon Ferry, and Benjamin Marshall, a great-grandson Damien James Algren, a special niece Kristi Marshall, his surrogate grandson Ryan Charbonneau, and his God daughter Suzanne Dollois. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother and a sister.
Funeral services will be private at the request of his family. Memorials may be made in his memory to the Alliance Francaise of the Lake Champlain Region, 304 Dupont Building, 123 Ethan Allen Avenue, Colchester, Vermont 05446. Online condolences may be sent to his family at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.