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Richard Leslie Chambers

December 18, 1941 January 31, 2021
Richard Leslie Chambers
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Saint Albans – Richard L. Chambers, 79, husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on January 31, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Richard was born on December 18, 1941, to the late Alice (Barrett) Chambers and William Chambers. He was raised by his mother and step father David Audette. He grew up in Saint Albans and was a BFA graduate, class of 1960. He was employed by IBM and the Vermont Air National for 30 years.

Richard was a devoted husband; father and his grandchildren were the apple of his eye. His family was his greatest joy. He never missed his children’s events and coached his son’s street hockey team.

Upon retirement from IBM, he served as steward of The Owl Club and he was also a member of the American Legion Local Post #1. He was a very active member of the Essex Junction Jaycees.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 56 years JoAnn King Chambers, his son David H. Chambers who was with him for every medical treatment over the past three years, his daughter, Kristen Chambers Lapointe who enjoyed baking his favorite dishes and treats, his son in-law, Marc Lapointe who was like a son, grandson, Tyler-James Lapointe, granddaughter, Shelby Lapointe Broomall and her husband Paege Broomall, granddaughter, Jordan Smith and four great grandchildren.

He is survived by his brother, William Chambers, his sister in-law, Deborah and her husband, Robert Vacca, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, David and Alice Audette, his in-laws, Pete and Betty Peters, and countless loved ones and friends.

The family wishes to thank UVMMC Oncology Hematology, Dr. Farrah Kahn, Christine Door RN, Kelly Delude RN, R. Mirabelle Sajisevi, Franklin County Home Health, and his caregivers, Dr. Michael Corrigan and staff, The BFA Class of 1960, for all of the love, support, visits and phone calls always meant so much.

A graveside service with military honors will be held on Saturday, September 25th, 2021, at 11:00AM at the Greenwood Cemetery, South Main Street, Saint Albans, Vermont. There will be a reception at the American Legion, Post # 1 Saint Albans, immediately following the service.

If you are so inclined, please consider in lieu of flowers a gift to Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, Saint Albans, VT 05478, The First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street, Saint Albans, VT 05478, or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements and final wishes for Richard, are in the care of Heald Funeral Home, Celebrating lives since 1918, where messages of condolence or sharing of memories are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.

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Prayers of Committal & Interment with Military Honors

Saturday

25

Sep

11:00 AM 9/25/2021 11:00:00 AM
Greenwood Cemetery

South Main Street
Saint Albans, VT

Greenwood Cemetery
South Main Street Saint Albans VT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Greenwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

South Main Street
Saint Albans, VT

South Main Street Saint Albans VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Congregational Church,

27 Church Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Charity of One's Choice

Franklin County Home Health Agency,

3 Home Health Circle
Saint Albans, VT 05478
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