ALBURGH — Guy Thomas Palardy, age 60, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 14, 2015, in a tragic accident on his farm in Alburgh.
Born in Enosburgh on Dec. 18, 1954 he was the son of Jean Joachim ‘Joe’ and Rejane (Gareau) Palardy. He graduated from Missisquoi Valley Union High School and later received his Associates degree in Agribusiness from the Vermont Technical College. On Nov. 6, 1976, he was married to Susan Palardy (formerly Pelletier) who survives him.
Guy owned and operated his own dairy farm in Alburgh for nearly 40 years. More recently he transitioned from dairy to crop farming and was a specialist in field drainage systems. Active in his community, Guy has and was currently serving as Selectman on the Alburgh Select Board, and as a former president of the Grand Isle County Farm Bureau. Guy also had a vested interest in alternative fuel energy and Bioenergy systems.
In addition to his wife, Susan, of 39 years, Guy leaves his mother, Rejane Palardy of Venice, Quebec, Canada; his mother-in-law, Agnes Pelletier of St. Albans; four children and their spouses, Marc and wife, Anna Palardy, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Nicole and husband, Joseph Ducharme, of Alburgh, Danielle and husband, The Reverend John H.D. Lucy, of Swanton, and Jared and wife, Katherine Palardy, of Essex; five sisters, Michelle Creller and husband, Dean, of Cocoa, Fla., Martha Holden and husband, Russell, of Essex Junction, Sylvia Jensen of Isle LaMotte, Evelyn Martin and husband, Peter, of St. Albans, and Sarah Grillo and husband, Gene, of Campbell Hall, N.Y.; grandchildren, Sean Palardy, Brighton Ducharme, Addison Ducharme, Leighton Palardy and baby Brandon Guy Ducharme, due on April 29; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gloria and husband, Brian Wood, of Sheldon, Alan and wife, Lisa Pelletier, of Templeton, Mass., and Joseph and wife, Kristi Pelletier, of Highgate, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Guy was predeceased by his father Jean ‘Joe’ Palardy in 2010, and father-in-law Joseph Pelletier in 2004.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton, with Father Luke P. Austin as celebrant. Father Marcel R. Rainville, SSE will be the homilist. Private Interment for immediate family will follow in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Reception to follow at The Nativity Parish Center.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Father Austin will lead a Vigil Service at 8:45 p.m. and remain after for private confessions. Gifts in Guy’s memory may be made to the Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, 4 Fire House Road, Alburgh 05440.
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.