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Obituary for Alice P (Paradis) Preseault

Alice P (Paradis) Preseault, 92, of Irasburg passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 16, 2023. She was born in Concord, Vt on August 10, 1931 to Wilfred and Laura (Roy) Paradis. She moved with her family to Conway Center, NH in 1939 and graduated from Kenneth High School in Conway, NH in 1949.

After graduation, she moved to St Johnsbury, VT where she lived with her sister Beatrice Villenueve and worked at Woolworth store, Palmer Brothers and General Homes. She married Fernand Preseault on June 21, 1952 and moved to Irasburg. She then started working at the Irasburg Post Office where she ultimately became the Postmaster until her retirement in 1991.

She loved her family, softball games (especially the Irasburg Rangers) and the Red Sox.

She was predeceased by her son Dennis in 1996, her husband Fernand in 2000, son Brian in 2005, son Michael in 2016, her parents, 4 sisters and 4 brothers.

She is survived by her remaining children: Francis Preseault and wife Patricia of Chichester, NH and Lori LeBlanc and husband Rene of Irasburg, Vt., daughter-in-laws Carmen (Gaudreau) Preseault of Bradenton, FL and Celeste (Pepin) Preseault of Bradenton, FL and 12 grandchildren (Dayna Desrochers, Kelly LeBlanc, Liza Preseault, Joe Preseault, Kristen Preseault, Nathan Preseault, Jessica Preseault, Chelsea DeJesus, Nally Preseault, Ross Preseault, Ryan Preseault, Courtney Wolschleger) and 8 great-grandchildren (Parker Rose and Kasen Desrochers, Jade Carnahan, Everett and Navi Preseault, Ka’Mya Vasquez, Finley and Elliott Wolschleger, Julian Preseault), her 3 sister-in laws Nancy Paradis, Lee Rutz and Patricia Preseault, her dear friends Paul and Lori Royer (she considered Paul as her 5th son) and her dear cat, Nova.

Special thanks to Carol Poutre for many years of helping me care for and keep Mom in her home, including being ‘on call’ at all times. Also, thank you to Yvette Sheltra, Carmen Preseault, Lori Royer, Fr Curtis Miller, our hospice care team, OEVNA, as well as the staff and nurses at the Villa Rehab Center – you all are wonderful for what you did to help keep Mom safe, comfortable and at her home as much as possible.

Services for Alice will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at St Theresa’s Church and Parish Hall in Orleans, VT with Calling hours at the Parish Hall from 9 to 11am, followed by a Catholic Funeral Mass at St Theresa’s Church at 11am. A Catholic burial and celebration of life will be held next summer.

Memorial contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to the Orleans/Essex VNA, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, VT 05855.

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