BURLINGTON — Michael R. (Cowboy) Preseault, 62, of St. Albans, passed away on Feb. 22, 2016 in Burlington. He was born on March 25, 1953 in Newport to Alice (Paradis) Preseault and the late Fernand Preseault. He graduated from Lake Region Union High School in Orleans and entered the United States Navy where he served from 1971-1974.

Michael was a supervisor for Peerless Clothing in St Albans. He was co-owner of the former Newport Beverage and Redemption Center with his dad in the 80’s. Mike loved his family and friends, the Dallas Cowboys, Boston Red Sox, and watching NASCAR races. He also loved softball as he followed, played, coached and umpired games in the Northeast Kingdom.

He is survived by his mother, Alice Preseault of Irasburg; by his brother, Francis Preseault and his wife, Patricia of Arlington; by his sister, Lori LeBlanc and her husband, Rene of Irasburg, by his sister-in-laws Carmen (Gaudreau) Preseault and Celeste (Pepin) Preseault of Bradenton, Fla.; twelve nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, like Pat Parks of St. Albans.

He was predeceased by his father, Fernand Preseault in 2000; by his brothers, Dennis in 1996 and Brian in 2005.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 27, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport.

Friends may see Michael and family at the funeral home on Saturday Feb. 27, 2016 from noon until the hour of the funeral. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or to St. Paul’s School, 54 Eastern Avenue, Barton, VT 05822. On-line condolences at curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.