SWANTON — Rita Pauline Dupont, 93, passed away on March 17, 2015, in Swanton, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 9, 1922, in Winooski to Narcisse and Marie (Gaboriault) Soutiere. She married the love of her life, the late Romeo Dupont, on June 14, 1941.
Left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses, Joyce and Come Bombardier, Joan and Robert Perras, Joanne and Phillip Kinne, Richard and Marie Dupont, Nancy Rousselle, Susan and John Couillard, and Bruce and Lucille Dupont; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Urbain Dupont; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Romeo, in 1994; her parents; grandson, James Dupont; son-in-law, Daniel Rousselle; and 13 brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held Monday, March 23, 2015, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Franklin County Home Health/Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, Suite 1, St. Albans, VT 05478. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.