Walter T. Troescher, 82, a longtime resident of Winooski, Vt., died peacefully with loving family at his side on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston.
Walter was born in Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y., on March 8, 1932, the son of Walter Thomas Troescher Sr. and Margaret (McNally) Troescher. He served his country during the Korean Conflict for the U.S. Army. On December 31, 1955, he was married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Burlington to Jeannette (Bourgeois) Troescher.
Walter was employed for many years at Valades Restaurant, Saga Food at the University of Vermont, and at IBM for 23 years, retiring in 1987.
He enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, casinos, baking, hunting, fishing, watching golf on TV, and also all the birds at his bird feeders.
Walter is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeannette Troescher, and their four children: Margaret (Peggy) Pratt, her husband, Paul, and their family: Paul, Laura, Zachary, Lillian and Patrick; Kathy Herje, her husband, Kare, and their family: Jessica, Knut, Maximillian, Vienna, Brian, Kristine, Jonathan and William; Wally Troescher and his wife, Ann, and their children: Mike, Lindsey, Tyler, Alyx, Courtney, Nicole, Arianna, Dominic, Trevor, and Ellyahna; and Billy Troescher and his wife, Denise, and their children: Andrew, Ashlee, Sarah, Austin and Natalie. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
The Troescher family wish to extend their special thanks to Dr. Joe Haddock for his compassionate care.
Visiting hours were Sunday, July 6 at the LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 132 Main St., in Winooski. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on St. Peter Street in Winooski. Interment followed at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Online condolences can be shared with the family at lavignefuneralhome.com.