Obituaries

Scott Vernon Galipeau, 56, of Weybridge

SCOTT VERNON GALIPEAU

WEYBRIDGE — On Sept. 18, at the age of 56, Scott Vernon Galipeau lost his long, hard-fought battle with cancer. His will to survive was as strong as his heart was big.
Scott was a man of integrity, gentle and kind. He created his days building gorgeous barns and beautiful homes that will stand for lifetimes to come.
His days started bright and early, often rising as our chickens awoke. Scott jumped into his pickup, and cranked up classic rock. He then traveled to job sites, picking up several employees along the way.
His job sites were filled with laughter, music and lots of picking on each other. Scott had a memory for naming artists and titles of songs, he was the champ, no one could beat him at it.
Scott craved the outdoors and especially hunting season. His passion was hunting, scouting, and talking deer. He and his boys and brother Jeff spent hours hunting turkey and deer, often falling asleep in the woods.
Hunting season was truly one of the seasons for Scott. He lived for this favorite time of the year. His buddy Bruce gave him land rights to a part of Snake Mountain. He loved to play on the land, setting up deer blinds, planting their crops and scouting deer.
He also traveled to hunt, seeing Pennsylvania and Cavendish, Vt., where the Mott family lives. Scott and his brother, Jeff got to go hunting in North Carolina with Mark at one point, a trip of a lifetime for him.
Another passion Scott had was fast cars. He loved Mustangs, and was rebuilding one with Morgan, part by part. He loved leaving patches of rubber in front of friends’ homes just to let them know he was thinking of them.
Scott loved Thunder Road racetrack in Barre. He made friends, relaxed and loved the food there. On Sundays you’d find Scott watching NASCAR, hockey — go Canadiens! — or football — go 49ers! He’d make his signature nachos, which he called ‘Scottchos.’ We all devoured them as every chip was covered with goodies.
On a cold winter’s day Scott would cook his chili and fill our home with the aroma of beans, tomatoes and a nice sauce he carefully prepared.
On a typical Saturday evening, you could find Scott at his desk listening to YouTube music from the 50s to the 80s. He enjoyed it with a stiff glass of Svedka, singing and often dancing.
Scott’s home was open to everyone for conversation, he always took the time to sit and visit. Scott had a sense of humor that was witty and light, often throwing out one liners that would “bust your gut!”
Scott was a prankster and had nicknames for all of his friends. Everywhere Scott went, the lumberyard, pizza joint, bank or gas station, he was known as “a good man.”
Scott blessed the world with 56 years of light-hearted energy, and he was so handsome!
When you see a deer, especially a buck, or a turkey, give a shout out to Scott, because I am sure he is close by.
Scott is survived by his wife Leslie; his daughter Anicka (Gil); his boys, Wyatt and Morgan; his exchange student sons, Timo, Fabrizio and Jakob; and his chosen son Marty Niemo.
Scott’s parents are Frank and Chris Galipeau and Alice Varney (Tom). His beloved brothers are Jason (Erica), Jeff (Jessie), Todd and Eric (Janice). His father-in-law is Armond Brisson (Pedie), who he loved dearly. He also included in his family Martha (Timmy), Karen, Mark (Jody), Debbie, Helen (Todd), and Christopher (Teresa).
Scott has two sweet grandbabies, Sophia and Celia Castro.
Scott loved all his many nieces and nephews and was very playful with them.
Scott showed much gratitude to his neighbors, who became family, Mark and Tamar. Tony Niemo was also Scott’s dear friend. We are very thankful to have had the help of Addison County Home Health & Hospice. Especially nurse Tara.
We all now have one badass spirit and guardian angel looking over us until we meet him again someday.
Due to COVID-19, the church service is saved for our very large families.
Scott’s close friend Kathy O’Brien has offered her beautiful land in Charlotte on 1971 Spear Street. We will celebrate Scott this Saturday, Sept. 26, anytime after 4 p.m.
We would love if you could bring a story to share and a dish and a chair. Thank you, and we love you.◊

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