Roger Leo Quesnel, 90, of Whiting


WHITING — Roger Leo Quesnel, age 90, passed peacefully on Sunday, April 14, 2024, with family by his side.

Roger was born in Whiting on May 3, 1933. He was the son of Domique and Clara (Lamoureux) Quesnel. He grew up on the family farm in Whiting. He received his early education in local Whiting schools and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1951. Roger was a dairy farmer all his life. He was a charter member of the Whiting Fire Department, as well at a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He served the town of Whiting as a lister for 30 years. He was a member of F.H.A and the A.S.C.S. board for many years. He belonged to the Eagles Club in Vergennes. He enjoyed snowmobiling and camping. He was also a member of the Otter Valley Sam’s camping club. He and his wife enjoyed snow birding to Florida for over 22 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury.

Surviving is his wife, Blanche Quesnel of Whiting, whom he married in Middlebury on August 20, 1960; four sons, Charles R. Quesnel and wife Linda of Whiting, Daniel D. Quesnel of Sarasota, Fla., Michael F. Quesnel of Whiting, and Lawrence L. Quesnel of Shoreham; one brother, Victor Quesnel of Whiting; and two sisters, Denise Shepard of Middlebury and Claire Audet of Shoreham. Five grandchildren, Dillon Quesnel and wife Tiffany, Derek Quesnel and partner Shannon Brown, Austin Quesnel, Colton Quesnel and partner Kenzie, Trysten Quesnel; five great-grandchildren, Samuel Scholar, Patrick Scholar, Brenna Quesnel, Hunter Quesnel and Elizabeth Quesnel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by a brother, Cloude Quesnel; and three sisters, Yvette Quesnel, Rejeanne Lalumiere and Rita Cousineau.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. Rev. Luke Austin, pastor will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial will follow the mass, at St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham. Following the committal service the family will receive friends back in the church hall, for a time of remembrance.

Friends may call, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Friday, April 19, From 6-8 p.m..

Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Whiting Fire Department or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Middlebury.

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


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