In Memoriam

Dewey Paul Giroux

Paul Giroux

May 22, 1919 ~ December 18, 2000

 Associate of Wood & Kidder Inc. & Kidder Memorial Home beginning in 1953.

   Kidder Memorial Home





Dewey Paul Giroux, 81, a lifelong resident of this community died late Monday evening, December 18, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington.

Dewey will always be remembered as a talented and professional baker. He began his cooking career as an associate of the Golden Crust and Swanton Bakeries where he worked for twenty five years. From 1961 until 1973 he and his family owned and operated Betty's Bake Shop on Canada Street. For several years he also served the people ofthis area as a member of the Franklin County Sheriffs Department. Dewey has had a long association with the Kidder Family spanning over fifty years. He was a part of the Wood and Kidder Furniture Team in Saint Albans from 1953 until its closing and was an associate in funeral service with Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton from 1975 until the time of his death. In earlier years he worked for the former Smith Funeral Home also of Swanton. Dewey was a twenty five year member of the Swanton Village Fire Department and a charter member of Missisquoi Valley Rescue. He served his country in WWII in the United States Navy and was a member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post One in Saint Albans and was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 778 in Swanton.

Dewey was very proud of his affiliation with the Knights of Columbus. He was a charter and very active member of Third Degree and Fourth Degree, Saint Edmund of Canterbury Council and Assembly #7669 in Swanton and had also served as Faithful Navigator of the Alburg Fourth Degree Assembly. He was a lifelong parishioner of The Church of the Nativity ofthe Blessed Virgin Mary.

He was born in Swanton, May 22, 1919, the son of the late Paul and Laura (Sholan) Giroux. He attended Burlington and Franklin County schools and on November 22, 1938 married the former Betty Boomhower who survives him.

In addition to his wife of Swanton Dewey leaves three sons and their wives, Tom and Dawn Giroux of Biddeford Maine, John and Kathy Giroux of Franklin and Patrick and Carol Giroux of Montpelier; one brother, Marcel Giroux of Ft. Myers, Florida and a sister, Marie St. Pierre of East Fairfield; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren several nieces, nephews and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, December 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Canada Street, Swanton. Interment will follow in the family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Friday, December 22, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Dewey's memory may be made to the Dewey P. Giroux Scholarship Fund, ( for students interested in Culinary Arts) in care of, Patrick Giroux, 2 City Side Drive, Montpelier, Vermont, 05602 .