HIGHGATE SPRINGS — Gary Bernard Dexter, age 67 years, a lifelong Highgate Springs resident, died unexpectedly Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at his home.

Born in Highgate Springs on, Feb. 13, 1948, he was the son of the late Bernard Dexter. Gary attended St. Anne’s Academy and Highgate High School and on Sept. 12, 1970, was married to the former Lise Regnier who survives him.

Gary faithfully served his country in the Vermont Army National Guard and for 41 years worked as a construction foreman at F.R. Lafayette, Inc. He will be remembered as an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing.

In addition to his wife, Lise, of 45 years, Gary leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jodi Dexter and two grandchildren, Ian and Riley all of St. Albans. Also surviving is a cousin who was like his brother, Gerald Dexter and wife, Kathy; lifelong best friend, Steven Beyor and wife, Diane; and cousins, Patricia and Gerard LaBrie, all of Highgate Springs as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and additional cousins.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, at 4 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Father Luke P. Austin will officiate.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Gifts in Gary’s memory may be made to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33134

To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.