ST. ALBANS — James Lucien Remillard a lifelong resident of this area passed away, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the St. Albans Healthcare & Rehab Center surrounded by his family.
Born in St. Albans on July 31, 1942, he was the son of the late, Lionel “Smoker” and Marian (Denny) Remillard. Jim was 74 years old.
Jim was a 1962 graduate of Bellows Free Academy, and he served his country in the United States Navy. For many years he was an over the road trucker for the Terry Hill Company. He was a member of Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion.
Survivors include the love of his life for 33 years, Gloria “Jean” Hayden of St. Albans; his daughter, Tina LeClair of Milton, as well as eight grandchildren and one great grandson. He is also survived by Jean’s family, Scott Stevens and his companion, Maryellen Broadhead of Milton and Shawn Hayden and his wife, Lisa, of St. Albans.
Jim is also survived by his brothers, Hubert (Jerrilyn) Remillard of Georgia, Michael Remillard of New Hampshire, Norman Remillard of St. Albans and Maurice (Cathy) Remillard of St. Albans; his sisters, Carol Girard (Larry) of Essex Junction, Jeanne Haner of St. Albans, Joan Dutkiewicz of St. Albans, Patricia Remillard of St. Albans and many nieces & nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a son, Richard; his sister, Joyce, and brother-in-law, Frank Dutkiewicz.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. with the Reverend Joseph Ikegbunam officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
As an alternative to flowers, memorials in Jim’s name may be made to the St. Albans Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Activity Fund, 596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, VT 05478.
To send Jim’s family a written expression of sympathy, please go to his on-line guest book at www.healdfuneralhome.com.