Robert “Bob” Piche, age 80, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on March 2, 2015 at UVM Medical Center. Bob was born in Winooski on October 16, 1934 to Ruth (Packard) and Isadore Piche. Bob married Pauline Leclerc on May 3, 1958 in Winooski. Bob graduated from Winooski High School and served two years in the U.S. Army as an MP stationed in Hawaii. Afterwards, Bob went to work for General Electric in Quality Control as an inspector and planner. He retired as manager of QC planning in 1989.
Left to cherish Bob’s memory are his wife of 56 years, Pauline and children, Karen Allen and her husband Brian of Grand Isle, Timothy and his wife Deb (Pepin) of Grand Isle and Jeff and his wife Michelle (Thebarge) of Fairfax along with his seven grandchildren and nine great-children, with the tenth due in April. He was predeceased by his father, mother and seven siblings.
Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of the Boston Red Sox and devotion to family. The family is grateful for the wonderful team of medical practitioners at the UVM Medical Center.
A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 7th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Williston at 11:00 am. There will be no visiting hours.
For those who wish, contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to either the American Lung Association or the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements are under the care and direction of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.
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