Claudette Latreille, 61, Cornwall
CORNWALL — Claudette Latreille passed away very unexpectedly on June 7, 2020.
She was born on Nov. 30, 1958, the seventh child of Beverly (Douglas) and Leonard Latreille of Monkton, Vt. She grew up on the family’s dairy farm with her brothers, sisters and a myriad of animals. She graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School in 1977. A few years later she met the love of her life, and again returned to the life of a dairy farmer. In addition, over the years she has worked as a chef at the Waybury Inn, Basin Harbor, The Hillsboro Club (Fla.), and for the past 22 years at Middlebury College in their dinning services.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Charles Foote; their dog, Adam; their daughter, Jessica Riney, and her son-in-law Josh; her mother. Beverly Latreille of Monkton; siblings Paul (Sheryl) Latreille, Michele (Irene) Latreille, Gisele Latreille, Estelle (Tom) Genest, Jackie (Dan) Henry, Raymond (Jill) Latreille, Sam (Tammy) Latreille, Priscilla Latreille and Mark Douglas. She is predeceased by her father Leonard and brother Douglas.
She was a spitfire, so full of life. Her gardens are a testament of her love of nature and she never met an animal that she didn’t love. Claudette was one of those rare souls who cared deeply for all people around her. She was everyone’s mother, always there with a sympathetic ear, a warm meal, or a caring smack to the back of the head if that’s what you needed. You never knew when she would pop into your work with a bag of chocolate, the occasional 12-foot lilac tree or just her beautiful smile to brighten your day. The world is truly a better place with Claudette having been in it and she will be sorely missed.
Blessed be the soul of the wild and free.
A celebration of life will be planned in the future.
Donations in her honor may be made to Winnie’s Legacy Canine Rescue through PayPal at [email protected] (donate as a friend, not a service). Checks may also be sent to 91 Dart Hill Road, North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473 (make checks out to Valerie Mullin and in the memo write Winnies Legacy).◊
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