Obituary: Leo Francis Bonneville

Dateline:  Isle La Motte, Vermont


Leo Francis Bonneville, age 79 years, a lifelong resident of the Isle La Motte Community, died suddenly Friday morning, November 4, 2016, at his East Shore Road home.


Born in Isle La Motte on, June 9, 1937, he was the son of the late Alcide and Rena (Jarvis) Bonneville. He attended St. Ann’s Academy in Swanton and faithfully served his country in the United States Army  from, 1956 until 1958. On August 19, 1961, he was married to the former Geraldine Pelkey who survives him.


In his early years Leo worked on the family dairy farm. He later became a skilled builder and worked over 50 years in residential construction. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Mission which he helped to construct and was also very faithful to St. Anne’s Shrine. He will be remembered for his outgoing personality and sense of humor.


In addition to his wife Geraldine of 55 years, he leaves his three sons, Jerry Bonneville and wife Tracy of Rouses Point, NY and Randy and Keith Bonneville of Isle La Motte as well as several nieces and nephews


Besides his parents Leo was predeceased by a brother, Leonard, a sister, Joy Clark and a nephew, Kevin Clark.


The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Mission, 23 St. Joseph’s Lane Isle La Motte. Father Marcel R. Rainville, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at the Bonneville family lot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.


Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.


The family requests that in lieu of flowers gifts in Leo’s memory be made to St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Mission, P.O. Box 49, Alburgh 05440.


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