FUNERAL HELD: George “Bud” Richard

 DATELINE: Swanton, Vermont


A Funeral Service was held Sunday, October 16, 2016, at 1 p.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home. Father Luke P. Austin, pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-Saint Louis Parish officiated.


The Rite of Committal and Interment took place Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Richard family lot in Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery with Father Maurice J. Roy, pastor of Holy Angels and Immaculate Conception Parishes in Saint Albans reading the committal prayers.


Full Military Honors were accorded the deceased by members of the Vermont Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team. The American Flag honoring the World War II veteran was folded by, SPC Jared Quick and presented to Bud’s niece, Donna Florio by SGT Travis Rock. Taps were sounded by, SPC Quick. Members of the firing party included, John Adams, Connie Lorraine Slavin, Homer Wetherby, James Lavoie, David Richardson, Moe Remillard, Bill Kelley, Lawrence L’Esperance, Fred McMahan Sr, and Melody Thibault


Following The Prayers of Committal a reception was held for family and friends at the Nativity Parish Center hosted by Mrs. Joyce Bombardier the Nativity Ladies of Saint Anne.




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