FUNERAL HELD: Carter Leonide Gagne
†DATELINE: Swanton / Highgate Center
A Mass of the Angels was concelebrated Tuesday March 15, 2011, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Father Thomas D. Nadeau was the celebrant and homilist. Concelebrating was Father Jean Paul Laplante. The Reverend Mr. Gabriel Gagne assisted as Deacon. Paul Laroche and Cleo Yandow served as Ministers of the Altar. Music was provided by soloist Jeanne Begnoche accompanied by organist Michael Olmstead. Special Music during the funeral home visitation was offered by flutist Shelby Meunier. The White Funeral Pall was draped over Carterís casket by his sisters Adrienne and Ruth Gagne. The Crucifix was then placed by Adrienne. Special Words of remembrance composed by Carterís Dad Cyrille Gagne were shared by his Godfather Paul Laroche. Readings from the Old and New Testament were proclaimed by Aunt Diane Laroche and Paul Laroche. Carterís brothers and sisters Kenneth Gagne, Pierre Gagne, Ozanna Gagne, Desiree Rice and Chantelle Gagne presented The Offertory Gifts. Large delegations were in attendance from, Northwest Counseling and Support Services including the Board of Directors and DS Division, Vermont Department of Economic Services, Highgate School District including the School Board, Mary S. Babcock and Swanton Central Schools, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, Northwestern Medical Center, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Missisquoi Valley Rescue, Franklin County Home Health Agency, and Mousetrap Pediatrics. The Rite of Committal and Interment followed at the Gagne family lot in Saint Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery, Highgate Center with Father Nadeau assisted by Deacon Gagne reading the committal prayers. The bearers were, Ashton Lasnier, Adam Rice II, Hayden Rice, Gage Teague, Micaela Gagne-Ballard and Ethan Teague. Following The Prayers of Committal a reception was held for family and friends at the Father Jean Paul Laplante Parish Center hosted by Mrs. Raymonde Choiniere and the Ladies of Saint Anne.
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