FUNERAL HELD: Marcel Leon Beauvais
DATELINE: Swanton, Vermont
The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Luke P. Austin was the celebrant and homilist. Assisting as Deacon was, The Reverend Mr. Joseph Sanderson. John Ferland and Paul Laroche served as Ministers of the Altar. Music was provided by guitarist and soloist, Gail Perras.
The Crucifix was placed on Mr. Beauvais casket by his son-in-law, Luc Depatie. The first scripture reading from The Old Testament was proclaimed by, Paul Laroche and the second reading from The New Testament by, Father Austin. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Christine and Ellie Depatie.
Among the delegations in attendance were representatives from Vermont Precision Tools, Grice Brook friends and neighbors and the parish community of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-St. Louis.
The Prayers of Final Commendation and Farewell were offered by, Deacon Sanderson.
Immediately following the liturgy, full military honors were accorded the deceased by members of the Vermont Army National Guard, Funeral Honors Team assisted by a firing party from the Franklin County Funeral Honors Detail. The American Flag which was draped over the Korean and Viet Nam Veterans casket was folded by, SPC Braden Langmaid and presented to grandson, Ethan Depatie by, SGT Jeremy Westover. Taps were sounded by Bugler, SPC Langmaid.
The bearers all grandchildren were, Ethan Depatie, Jessica Parks, Ben Depatie, Matt Depatie, Denny Fortin and Justin Beauvais.
Following The Prayers of Committal a reception was held for family and friends at the Nativity Parish Center hosted by, Mrs. Joyce Bombardier and the Nativity Ladies of Saint Anne.
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