SWANTON — Harold John Lemnah, age 86, a longtime resident of 47 Greenwich St., died late Thursday afternoon, July 18, 2013, in the Saint Albans Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center with loving family at his side.
Born in Fairfield on September 13, 1927, he was the son of the late Azos and Helen (Tabor) Lemnah. He received his early education in Fairfield and later attended BFA-St. Albans. On September 8, 1956 he married the former Marlene Gonyo who survives him. For 31 years Harold was associated as a flooring installer at the former Wood & Kidder Furniture Store in St. Albans Town In earlier years he had been employed by the Gilbert Candy Co in Swanton and H.P. Hood of St. Albans. He was an avid red Sox fan and gardener.
He faithfully served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a longtime member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post #1 St. Albans and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charles DaPrato Post 778 in Swanton.
In addition to his wife Marlene of 57 years, Harold leaves his daughter Kelly Chevalier and her husband Robert of Swanton, two sons, Michael John Lemnah of Swanton and Shaun Thomas Lemnah and his wife Helene of Quincy, CA, two sisters, Marion Reynolds of St. Albans and Ruth Lemnah of Burlington; five grandchildren; Shaun Chevalier, Matthew Chevalier, Nicole Carpenter, Alex Lemnah and Emmanuel Lemnah; eight great grandchildren, Ashton, Lucy and Madison Chevalier, Aidan, Olivia, Emma, Parker and Finn Carpenter and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister, Austine Desautel and three brothers, Robert, Carlton and Allan.
A Private Funeral Service was held today, Monday July 22, 2013, at 3 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Father Emmanuel I. Ajanma officiated. Music was provided by soloist Claire Chevalier Hungerford accompanied by Harold’s son-in-law, Robert Chevalier. The Rite of Committal and Interment followed at the Lemnah family lot in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. Full Military Honors were accorded the deceased by members of the Vermont Army National Guard, Funeral Honors Team.
Gifts in Harold’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Dr., Williston 05495.
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com