WEST SWANTON — Lorraine E. Chevalier, age 84, died suddenly Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2017, at her Lakewood Drive residence with her son Eric at her side.
Born in Alburgh on, Nov. 10, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Mary (Belair) Martell. She attended Alburgh schools and graduated from Johnson State Teachers College. Lorraine was a teacher and principle at the former Alburgh High School. In addition Lorraine and her husband owned and operated Chevalier’s Real Estate and Insurance Company for many years. Lorraine loved her home, her pets and gardening.
On Aug. 14, 1959, she was married to Maurice “Banjo” Chevalier, who predeceased her on Oct. 27, 2001.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Diane Chevalier of S. Alburgh; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Andrew Jones of Wichita, Texas; two sisters, Gladys Rocheleau of St. Albans and Gloria Martell of Georgia; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Lorraine was predeceased by her siblings, Allen Martell, Karl Martell and Madeline Doyle.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with The Reverend Kerry T. Cameron officiating. Interment will follow at the Chevalier family lot in St. Amadeus Cemetery Alburgh.
At Lorraine’s request there will be no public calling hours.
Gifts in Lorraine’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton 05448 or to the Swanton Village Fire Department, 120 First St., Swanton 05488.
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