READSBORO - Pascal Deblois, 80, a longtime resident of Readsboro, died at his home on Monday, August 22, following an extended illness.
Born in St. Cyprien, Quebec, on April 6, 1942, he was one of 13 children born to Albert and Marianne Deblois. Pascal worked for many years for Barkus Excavating in Readsboro and for most of his life as a logger in the timber industry. He also was a handyman and did sheetrock and taping work. He was a member of the Readsboro American Legion, where he was active in the color guard and the Readsboro Lions Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, throwing horseshoes, and time spent with his family.
He leaves two sons, Randy Deblois, of Wilmington, and Ricky (Barbara) Deblois, of Adell, WI; and their mother Phyllis Deblois. He is also survived by granddaughter Hannah Deblois; great-grandchild Julian Mederois; sisters residing in Canada, Jacqueline, Rejen, and Claire; and friend and companion Harriet Conarroe.
A service to celebrate his life was held on Saturday, August 27, at the Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home in Wilmington, with Reverend L. Douglas LaPlante officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to either the Readsboro American Legion or Readsboro Lions Club in care of the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal condolences to Pascal’s family visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.