Robert Phillip Lemire Sr.
Robert Phillip Lemire, Sr., a lifelong resident of Essex passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at his home which was made from materials off his land by the hands of his family. He was born on February 23, 1944 in Essex Center son of the late Joseph and Annette (Ruel) Lemire. He was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church. Robert was also a member of the National Rifle Association; he was an avid hunter looking forward to deer, goose and duck hunting seasons. He loved snowmobiling, sky diving and was an avid sugar maker. Bob bought the iconic Hunter Farm on Route 128 in Essex and raised his four sons; engraving the traditional value of family strength and hard genuine work. Bob showed his sons to never give up, follow your dreams and live life to the fullest.
He is survived by his three children Robert Jr. and girlfriend Jamie, Kenneth and wife Karen, Daniel all of Essex, his brother Jean Paul and wife Sandra, two sisters Monique and Rita, sister-in-law Pauline of California, four grandchildren, Thomas, Nicolas, Joseph and Jonah and the mother of his children Ginny, his canine companion Ginger, many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Robert will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He was also predeceased by his son Thomas Lemire and brother Gerard.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday June 4, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel, 57 Main Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday June 5, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Pius X with Reverend Charles Ranges, SSE Officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Holy Family Cemetery, Essex Junction. Please visit www.awrfh.com to share your memories. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to Passion 4 Paws, 53 Webster Lane, Shelburne, VT 05482 or online donations at www.passion-4-paws.org.