Obituary for Joscelin "Joe" Tremblay
Joscelin (Joe) Tremblay, Essex, VT, age 87
Joe passed away unexpectedly on August 25, 2017 at the UVM Medical Center with his family by his side. He was born on December 5, 1929 in Highate Center, VT son of Marie-Reine (Poulin) and J. Amedee Tremblay. He was a retired teacher who taught in Westford, Richford, South Burlington and continued his career at Essex Junction High School from 1959 to 1984 as a foreign language teacher, and for many years as a foreign language department head. Joe proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.
Joe leaves his wife of 61 years, Madeleine and his 3 children, Joanne and husband David Clavelle, Donald and his girlfriend Annie Crepeau, and Lisa and her husband Grant Rees. He also leaves his 5 grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, Michael, Jordan and Joscelin, and two great grandchildren, Cameron and Juliet. He is also survived by his sisters Isabelle Junod and Evangeline LaRocque. Joe was predeceased by his brother Antonio (Tony) and his sister Norma (LeBlanc). He is also survived by Tony's wife Charlotte and his sisters and brothers in law Denis and Danielle Barsalou, Nicole and Denis Gaudreau, and Marie Paule and Armand Cournoyer and many nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on September 9, 2017 at 10 a.m. at St. Pius X in Essex, VT. A reception to celebrate his life will follow at the church. There will be no visiting hours. Inurnment will be held following the reception at the family's lot in Highgate Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Joe's name to Community of Temporary Shelter (COTS), P.O. Box 1616, Burlington, VT 05402 or Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf, 228 N. Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.