Henry "Mike" Peter Tarrier
Westford - Henry “Mike” Peter Tarrier, 74, passed away at his home in Westford on Tuesday June 12, 2018. He was born on August 11, 1943, in Colchester, son of the late Henry Burke and Cecile (Couture) Tarrier. Mike loved the United States and was proud to be in the U.S. Army National Guard:he served his country during both the Vietnam War and Desert Storm, and retired after 31 years of uniformed service. He married the former Sandra Keenan on August 26, 1967, in Burlington, VT. He was a committed family man who could often be found reading anything from military and mystery stories to spy novels. Mike also loved his John Deere tractors, and above all else his family, especially taking care of them. Mike was a strong and loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sandra Tarrier of Westford; his two daughters, Mary Kleppinger and husband Eric of Virginia, and Amy Thibault and husband Jason of Winooski; his two brothers, David Tarrier and wife Tesh of Oklahoma, and Phillip Tarrier and wife Donna of Fletcher; three nieces, Angela Blouin and husband Arthur, Shannon Ayotte and husband Jeremy, and Carolyn Tarrier; two nephews, Curtis Tarrier and wife Elizabeth, and Nicholas Tarrier and fiancé Erin Marcelino; four grandchildren, Naomi Flemings, Monica Tarrier, David Kleppinger, and Sarah Kleppinger; and many cousins and friends.
He was also predeceased by his brothers Richard and Gregory Tarrier.
Per Mike’s wishes there will be no visiting hours held. A graveside memorial service with military honors will be held on Monday June 18, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in Plains Cemetery, Westford. A reception will follow at the American Legion Hall at Route 7 and 2A in Colchester. Memorial contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to Fairfax Rescue, P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, VT 05454. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.