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Dale Francis Magnant

December 1, 1959 October 23, 2021
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Jericho – Dale Francis Magnant passed away Saturday October 23, 2021, succumbing to the effects of ALS and lung cancer.

Born in Montpelier, VT on December 1st, 1959, the son of Aline (Rainville) Magnant and the late Claude Magnant.

Dale was a 1977 graduate of Union 32 High School and furthered his education at Vermont Technical College, graduating in 1979, with an Associate Degree in Engineering. In the summer of 1979, he started employment with the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). Dale was sent to Germany and Scotland to teach computer classes during his employment with DEC. In 1987 he started a 34-year career with the State of Vermont Military Department as an Information Technology Specialist. He held this position until his passing. Dale created a computer program for timing numerous National Biathlon events. Dale used this program to time events at Camp Ethan Allen Training Site. He also helped with Biathlon events in Alaska and Germany.

Dale was a long-time member of the Essex Alliance Church. His Christian faith was very important to him. He made it his personal mission to teach and convey the virtues of leading a faithful Christian life.

Dale was a model of character, ethics, and integrity that set an example that others could only aspire to. His generosity touched countless lives for people he knew and didn't know.

Dale was a member of the Chittenden Fish and Game Club, the BMW Car Club of America, and the Hay Bale Stacking club. He taught a church ministry youth group called the Royal Rangers and was the President of the Condo Association where he lived for several years. Dale also participated in Colchester triathlons, played in several softball leagues and enjoyed archery.

Dale loved learning new languages and took several German classes and computer software/programming classes at the University of Vermont.

Survivors include his mother, Aline, of St. Albans; his siblings, Laurence Magnant and his wife, Denise, of St. Albans, Philip Magnant and his wife, Kristine, of South Burlington and Julie Campbell of Essex Junction, as well as his nieces and nephews, Gwen Magnant, Patrick Magnant, Nicholas Magnant and Alysha Magnant.

In addition to his father, Claude, Dale was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Roger Campbell.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Essex Alliance Church 37 Old Stage Road, Essex Junction, with Pastor Jim Wilkens officiating. Interment will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans at 2PM.

For everyone’s safety, the family requests visitors wear a face mask.

Dale’s family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in his name be made to the ALS Foundation, 1300 Wilson Boulevard - Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22209.

Honored to be serving the Magnant family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at

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A Funeral Service




10:00 AM 11/3/2021 10:00:00 AM
Essex Alliance Church,

37 Old Stage Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Essex Alliance Church,
37 Old Stage Road Essex Junction 05452 VT
United States

Cemetery Details


Mount Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Calvary Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Calvary Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

ALS Association,

P.O. Box 37022
Boone, IA 50037-0022

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