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Mitchell L. Sturgeon, Jr.

May 3, 1932 November 12, 2010
Mitchell L. Sturgeon, Jr.
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Georgia - Mitchell L. Sturgeon, Jr., 78, a lifelong Georgia resident, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with his loving family at his side. Born in Georgia, May 3, 1932, he was the only child of the late Mitchell & Irene (Duquette) Sturgeon. On Oct. 6, 1962, he married Alice Chase in St. Mary’s Church in St. Albans. Mitchell attended school in Georgia, graduated from BFA-St. Albans in 1950, and then served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Shelton during the Korean Conflict. Upon his discharge, he worked on the family farm and for 35 years, was employed at Fonda Container, retiring in 1995. Mitchell was an active member of Ascension Parish in Georgia assisting his wife Alice in the preparation of meals and doing behind the scene projects. He was also a member of Banner Grange and enjoyed shopping for groceries, gardening, working in his yard and cleaning the pool. He leaves his wife, Alice of Georgia, their 9 surviving children, Michelle Bergstrom and husband, Douglas of Georgia, Molly Lyon and husband Chris, Melissa Fisher and husband Roger, Mary Pigeon and husband Todd all of Fairfax, Matthew Sturgeon and wife Jennifer of Milton, Margaret St. Pierre and husband Jason of Fletcher, Mark Sturgeon of Montpelier, Mead Sturgeon and wife Danielle of St. Albans, and Miles Sturgeon of Georgia. 9 surviving grandchildren, Nicholas, Hilary, Samantha & Joshua Bergstrom, Aidan Fisher, Tyler & Ava Pigeon, Mollie & Kyle St. Pierre, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a loving son, Michael John Sturgeon, Jan. 23, 1985 and grandson, Philip Bergstrom, October 29, 1992. The family wishes to thank Dr. Christian Thomas M.D., Christine Suratt ANP and Shelley Bonnett, RN for their loving care of our beloved father. A Mass of Christian Burial will be con-celebrated Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, at 11AM in Ascension Parish Church, Route 7, in Georgia by Father Maurice Roy and Father Daniel Lokanga. Interment will then follow in the Sturgeon lot in the Georgia Plains Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, from 1-3PM and 7-9 PM in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Sturgeon Scholarship Fund, c/o Beth Cole, Guidance Department, BFA-Fairfax, 75 Hunt St., Fairfax, VT 05454 or to the Georgia Food Shelf , c/o Jolly Bates, 3878 Ethan Allen Highway, St. Albans, VT 05478. Assisting the family is Lucien Hayes and the Heald Funeral Home Staff. Private condolences may be sent to www.healdfuneralhome.com

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