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Lucille B. Robert

September 15, 1919 July 14, 2008
Lucille B. Robert
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South Burlington/St. Albans - Mrs. Lucille B. Robert, age 88, died peacefully on July 14, 2008, after a courageous 4 ½ year battle against ovarian cancer. Her bravery and fighting spirit was an inspiration for everyone around her. She had a joyous and loving presence and a great sense of humor. She was born in L’Ange Gardien, Quebec, Canada on September 15, 1919, to Joseph Mercure and Dorila (Vadnais) Mercure. On June 24, 1941, she married Alphonse Robert. Together, they owned several businesses in the St. Albans area, including the Cadillac Motel from 1956 to 1961 and City Feed and Lumber from 1968 to 1976. They enjoyed spending the winters in Florida and the summers at their camp on Maquam Shore. She also enjoyed playing cards and traveling, having traveled throughout Europe, China and the Caribbean. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church in St. Albans and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She was predeceased by her husband, Alphonse Robert, her parents, Joseph and Dorila Mercure, her brothers, George Mercure, Stephanus Mercure, Herminus Mercure and Rosaire Mercure and her sister, Yvonne Vadnais. She leaves behind her two daughters, Francine Thomas and husband, Keith Thomas, Jr. of Essex Junction and Ginette Warner and husband, James Warner of St. Albans; her grandchildren, Michelle Thomas of Burlington, Peter Thomas of Essex Junction, Alan Warner and wife, Pilar Warner of New Albany, Ohio, Christine Warner of Jersey City, New Jersey and Robert Warner of Charleston, South Carolina, her great-grandchildren, Nicholas Warner and Sophia Warner of New Albany, Ohio; her sisters, Edma Berard of Longueuil, Quebec and Marie-Perle Brien of Granby, Quebec and many nieces, nephews and friends. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Gamal Eltabbakh, MD and his staff and Stephen Baad, MD. The family would especially like to thank the staff at Pillsbury Manor Gazebo Apartments for their extraordinary love, care and kindness expressed to her during the time she spent there. Lucille’s family will receive family and friends on Sunday, July 20th from 5-8 P.M. and Monday July 21st from 10-11 AM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church on Lake Street. The Reverend Maurice J. Roy will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in the Robert family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Donations in Lucille’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, Hospice Program, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vermont 05446. Messages of condolence to the family of Lucille Robert are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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