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“To the Cootey Family:Matt and I are sending our love to all of you. We have so many wonderful memories of Lucille (and Rene) and our time together at...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Bev and Matt Broomhall - NH

“So sorry to hear of Lucille's death. I was away at the time so could not go to her services. I remember her so well in our bridge group of over 30...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Susan Crowley - South Hero, VT

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Stacy Kivela - VT

“Dear Ann, Lynn, Brian, Gail and Fay, I was very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a great Aunt to all us Bedard cousins. I...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Laurie Lanka - Mansfield Center, CT

“With sincere sympathy to all. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Helena Brooks - So.Burl., VT

“Brian and family,I remember your mom from the Christ the King Choir with my dad. They loved to sing for everyone in that Church. So sorry for your...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Brennan family- so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Kathy Nadeau ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Ann, Lynn, Gail, Brian and FayeWe are very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Lucille was a special lady who touched many lives. Always concerned,...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Tom & Sandy Gosselin - VT

“Dear Bedard Family,It is with much sadness to hear of Lucille's passing. She always had a beautiful welcoming smile and such great energy that you...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Brian and family,So sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all throughout this most difficult time. May...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Sharon and Carl Casey - Kalispell, MT

“Dear Gail, George and Bedard family,I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I do, and will, remember her fondly, and I am grateful for...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Debbie Gadhue Allen - Novi, MI

“Our sincere sympathies to all of Lucille's family. As former south end residents and fellow parishioners we were fortunate to have come to know of...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Sandra and Ed Longe - Reno, NV

“Lynn, John, Gail & George,I have so many happy memories of the Rocheleau clan including your Mom & Dad. Lucille was gracious & lovely,especially with...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Monica Roy - Essex Jct., VT

“So sorry for your loss. Aunt Lucille was an extraordinary woman and she will be surely missed by all. God Bless ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Joanne and Norbert LeClair - NC

“Gail and George I'm so sorry to hear of Lucille's death. I only met her a few times but remember her as a class act. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy O'Donnell - North Hero, VT

“Such a gracious lady ~ my heartfelt sympathy to all. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Paula Thomas - Burlington, VT


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Lucille M. Bedard, 89, a lifelong resident of Burlington, VT passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Burlington, VT on September 7, 1928 to the late Orel and Corinne Rocheleau. Lucille graduated from Cathedral High School, and soon after met her future husband Rene Bedard at South Park where they both loved to ice skate. Once married, she dedicated her life to raising her five children. Lucille was a lifelong parishioner of Christ the King Parish where she enjoyed singing in the choir, and was a Eucharistic Minister. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels was another passion of hers. Above all, she was known as someone who loved to play Bridge, and always went the extra mile to help others in any way she could. Lucille and Rene's summers were centered around spending time with family and friends. Some of her favorite stories to tell involved taking the kids camping in Grand Isle with her brother Donald's family, (this often included 10 children and 4 adults!). She also enjoyed trips to Watch Hill, Rhode Island with high school classmates with whom she remained close throughout the years. Lucille and Rene enjoyed winters in Boyton Beach Florida, and summers at their camp on the lake on Lapan Bay in St. Albans, VT. They loved nothing more than to host their family and friends at any place for any reason. Lucille is survived by her 5 children, Ann Bedard of Richmond, Indiana, Lynn and her husband John Brennan of Colchester, Gail and her husband George Cootey of Burlington, Brian and his wife Candy Bedard of Grand Isle, and Faye and her husband Bill Allard of Essex Junction; her grandchildren Whitney and Jacob French, Kevin Hartz, Sean Brennan, Emily and Todd Desautels, Tyler and Jan Cootey, Kristin Cootey, Sarah Cootey and her fiancé Craig Maines, Kyle and Sarah Bedard, Grace and Sophia Allard; and her great granddaughters Alexandra and Jillian Cootey. Lucille was predeceased by her beloved husband Rene Bedard of 55 years, her grandson Andrew Bedard, her sister Juliette Goodsell and her brothers George and Donald Rocheleau. The family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. James Dougherty for his kind and compassionate care of Lucille for many years. They would also like to thank the staff at Mansfield Place and the staff on McClure 6 at the UVM Medical Center for her recent care. In lieu of flowers, Lucille requested donations be made to the VNA Respite House 3113 Roosevelt Hwy, Colchester, VT 05446. Calling hours will be held at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington on Tuesday Feb. 20, from 5-7 pm. A celebration of her life will take place at Christ the King Church, Locust Street, Burlington on Wednesday Feb. 21 at 11am with burial to follow in New Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Plattsburgh Ave. Burlington.

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