Maurice Adrien Quesnel, 80, of Brandon


BRANDON — Maurice Adrien Quesnel, age 80, passed peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 11, following a short illness, at his home in Brandon.

Mr. Quesnel was born in Shoreham on June 21, 1941. He was the son of Lucien and Dorothy (Desrocher). He grew up in Shoreham and received his education in Shoreham and Orwell schools. In his earlier years he worked the family farm. He later spent 35 years at the Shoreham Apple Co-Op. After their closing he joined the staff at Vermont Apple in Westminster for the next five years.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1969. He retired just this year following more than 20 of service in the maintenance department at the Loretta Home. He enjoyed camping, playing horseshoes, woodworking and finish carpentry work. He loved animals and his tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Carol Quesnel of Brandon, whom he married in St. Mary’s Church in Brandon on Nov. 7, 1964; three daughters, Deborah L. Hough of Rutland, Holly B. Cutler of South Norwalk, Conn., and Pamela L. Quesnel of Pittsford. Three grandchildren, a niece and several cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Sylvia Young.

The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 1 p.m., at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. Rev. Maurice Moreau, pastor of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon will officiate.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to The Loretta Home, Recreation Fund for the Residents, 59 Meadow Street, Rutland, VT 05701, or to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.◊

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