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Alma (Bombardier) Des Lauriers was born in Swanton, VT on August 20, 1925 to Henry and Rose Alda (Thibert) Bombardier who had ten children: Alice Perras, Aline Cyr, Rose Wilbur, Albert, Alcide, Armand, Rene, Emile and Leo Bombardier. Alma was educated at St. Anne’s Academy in Swanton who later moved to Connecticut and graduated from Hartford High in Hartford Connecticut. She married Norman E. Des Lauriers of St. Albans, VT in October 1951 and lived in St. Albans for four years before moving to Connecticut. She lived in Wallingford and worked at H. Haven, Pratt and Whitney for fifteen years. In 1971 she moved to Ludlow, VT, built and owned the “Timber Inn Motel” for eight years before moving to Jericho where she lived for eighteen years. Both Norman and Alma worked at IBM before retiring the year before Norman died March, 1991. Alma later moved to Williston to be closer to services. Alma was a world traveler who loved people. Alma had many, many great friends, cousins, nieces and nephews. Alma never had children but later sponsored four children, two in Haiti and two in Guatemala. She visited them three times. Both parents Henry and Rose Alda Bombardier predeceased her, as well as, Alcide Bombardier predeceased her in 1973. Rene died Dec 2005. Emile died May 4, 2006. Alice, Aline Albert and Armand also predeceased her. Calling Hours will be held on Monday May 7, 2018 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel 68 Pinecrest Dr. in Essex Jct, VT A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Essex with burial to follow at Holy Angels Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Alban’s where she will be buried next to her late husband Norman. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Williston Police Department.

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