Adrian Remi St. Denis, 83, passed away Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at his home in Jericho with his loving family at his bedside. Born September 6, 1931 in Williston, VT, he was the eldest son of Adrian and Mariza (Gratton) St. Denis. A resident of Jericho, he worked on the family farm on Lee River Road, J Rotunda and B.C. Stygles general stores, and as a Maintenance/Custodian at the Jericho Elementary School from 1961 to 1987. He purchased the St. Denis family farm from his parents in 1956, and in 1958 he started the Skyview Drive development. There was a gravel pit on the farm, which he ran for several years. He purchased the apartment building next to Joe’s Snack Bar and the one on the corner of Lee River Road and Plains Road.
He married the late Theresa (St. Jacques) in 1952 in Jericho and they had six children. Theresa passed away in 1983. He then married Barbara Chaffee. During their 32 years of marriage, they loved to travel in his RV. He eventually settled in Ellenton, Florida where he was very active in his church as a maintenance worker.
He is survived by his wife Barbara St. Denis; daughters Christine Hager, Ellen St. Denis (Steve), Diane Superneau (Bobby), Michelle St. Denis (Mike), Holly Aube (Tim) and son Michael St. Denis; brothers Henry, Albert and Leo St. Denis; step-children, Mary-Lou Lapierre (Lucien), Craig Chaffee, Brian Chaffee and Derek Chaffee (Penny). Adrian had thirteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm, Sunday, February 8 at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am, Monday, February 9 at the Essex Alliance Church. Online condolences may be shared with the family at lavignefuneralhome.com.
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