Obituaries

Wilfred “Pete” Paul LaPete, 77, of New Haven

WILFRED “PETE” PAUL LAPETE

NEW HAVEN — With heavy hearts we announce the passing of a wonderful husband, father, brother, businessman and friend.  Wilfred “Pete” Paul LaPete, 77, passed on Friday, March 19, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. 
He was born Sept. 29, 1943 in Glover, Vt., the son of Ernest and Isabelle LaPete, and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School.
Pete married Yvette Booska on June 11, 1966, at St. Peter’s, Vergennes.  He was recruited into the Army weeks after his marriage and deployed to Vietnam. He worked at Burlington Drug Company and was a John Hancock representative before starting a waste business. After selling the business, he set forth to establish the present excavation business (48 years).
He was a selectman in New Haven, a member of New Haven Fire Department, deputy game warden, member of the Addison County Eagles and American Legion, Vergennes.
Survivors include his wife Yvette; son Chris (Lisa Turner); grandchildren Nikki (Steven) Sickles and Haley Lauziere; mother-in-law Rita Booska; brother-in-law Eugene Booska; his nieces; and sister Carolyn Lussier (Laurent). He was predeceased by son Marc LaPete; parents Ernest and Isabelle LaPete; brother Ernest LaPete Jr.; sisters Alice Blaise and Irene Lussier; and father-in-law Lawrence Booska.
Visiting hours will be held at Brown-McClay Funeral Home, Vergennes,  Friday, March 26, from  5-8 p.m. A service will be held Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m., at St. Peter’s Catholic Church
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Addison County Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.◊

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