LINDA LEE ROCHELEAU

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ST. ALBANS  – Linda Lee Rocheleau, 57, a lifelong resident of St. Albans, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at home with her loving family by her side.

Born in St. Albans, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Blanche (Brosseau) Partlow.

Linda was a 1973 graduate of B.F.A in St. Albans. She married Thomas G. Rocheleau Nov. 25, 1972. For many years, Linda was the seamstress for Boston Tailoring and later worked at Barry Callebaut Chocolatiers. Her foremost pleasure was spending quality time with her family. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, and going to garage sales.

Linda leaves her husband of 40 years, Tom and two loving daughters and their families, Hope and Dan, and their son, Peter VanDerMeulen, Lisa and Frank and their daughter, Aveline Hartmann. She also leaves three brothers and their spouses, Robert and Jamie Partlow, Philip and Anne Partlow, Jeff and Shellie Partlow, a sister and her spouse, Barbara and Thomas Walsh, and a sister-in-law, Debbie Partlow. Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was pre-deceased by her father, Curtis Partlow in 1994, her mother, Blanche Partlow in 2012, her brothers, William Partlow in 2005 and Norman “Bobo” Partlow in 2007.

To honor her request, there will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church, Lake Street, St. Albans with Father Maurice J. Roy, officiating.

Memorials in Linda’s memory may be made Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT 0401-3412 or to Franklin County Home Health Agency, Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Assisting the family is the staff of Heald Funeral Home, St. Albans, where private condolences to be shared with Linda’s family may be sent at www.healdfuneralhome.com