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Armand Leggett

Armand L Leggett

Monday, October 29th, 1934 - Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Armand Leonard Leggett Sr., 86 of Williston, VT passed away peacefully on December 17, 2020 at The McClure-Miller Respite House in Colchester, VT with all the love of his family surrounding him. Armand was born on October 29,1934 in Middlebury, VT, the son of William and Rhoda (Stone) Leggett.

He attended schools in Middlebury, VT. He was employed at The University of Vermont as a painter for 25 years, retiring in 1999. He thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing about the fun times he shared with his fellow co-workers.

He married the love of his life Madeline Ruth Bevins on June 23,1956 in the United Methodist Church in Shelburne, VT. Together they celebrated 64 wonderful years. They enjoyed gliding across the dance floor arm and arm to their favorite music.

Dad loved the simple things in life. Good times, good food, great family and friends, especially vacationing on the ocean in Rhode Island/Maine, attending his grandkids sporting events, gardening, ice fishing, deer camp, bowling, going to the casino, playing horseshoes, cribbage, and bingo just to name a few.

Armand was known for his infectious smile, hardy handshake, and zest for life. His family meant everything to him. He is survived by his wife Madeline, sons Armand Jr and Danny, daughters Sharon and husband Rob Miles, Karen and husband Kevin Jean. Also nine grandchildren Rachelle Leggett, Clayton and wife Jen Leggett, Taylor Leggett, Alyssa and husband Ryan Bathhurst, Tyler and wife Tiffany Leggett, Lauren Miles and fiance Luc LeBlanc, Nathan Miles, Dylan Jean, and Halle Jean. Also one great grandson Jackson Jay Bathhurst. He is also survived by his siblings Jacqueline Haight, Patricia Leggett, Darlene and husband Mike Charland, and Larry Leggett. Sisters-in-law Anne-Marie Leggett, Sharon Leggett, Virginia Alicandro, Janice Marcelino, Norma Brunelle and Rena Bevins. Brothers-in-law Larry and wife Julie Bevins, and Norman Bevins. Also many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents William and Rhoda, brothers Donald, Ken, twin Arnold (Bozo), Billy, and Paul. Sisters-in-law Anne Marie Leggett, Theresa Leggett, Hazel Leggett, Bonnie Leggett and Belle Bevins. Brothers-in-law Howard Haight, Clifton Bevins, Richard Bevins, Ronald Bevins, Donald Bevins and Gary Bevins.

We would like to express our gratitude for the many years of wonderful care to Dr. Mark Pitcher and appreciation for his final care to The McClure-Miller Respite House. Due to COVID restrictions a celebration of Armand's life will be held in the Spring/Summer to honor him. In lieu of flowers, donations in Armand's memory can be made to The American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston MA 02241-7005, or The McClure-Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.

Arrangements are in the care of Lavigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St, Winooski, VT 05404. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at www.lavignefuneralhome.com.
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Posted at 08:20pm
My most fondest memory with Armand was when I was in my mid-twenties. Armand was restoring all the windows and the Waterman building at University of Vermont. Armand has to take the window out of the casein to take all the caulking out to sand replace the original glass wait for everything to dry so Armand can paint and then replace it back to the casing that holds the window Armand said he could do about one or two a Day because Armand also had to work on the casing . Armand have a helper who was learning the trade that Armand was so willing 2 train. I asked Armand how long it was going to take to do the whole building Armand replied probably several years. The year that I met him I was working on the top floor of the Waterman building as a bartender for functions for the University of Vermont and as a waiter for the restaurant. Armand worked outside in the grand foyer, he was always glad to see me and me and my partner in crime that worked with me. I truly believe he lived a grand life. Armand was a very good man.

All my love and prayers go out to Armand and his extended family.

Earnest L chipper Levesque lll
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Richard Crabtree

Posted at 01:33pm
so sorry to hear about Armand. they used to call him "charmin' Armand" on the UVM campus where he and i painted together for many years. we were a pretty tight knit crew back then, and when he retired we stayed in touch. we had some good times that i still laugh about even now, when i think back to those days. we didn't make a lot of money, but we had some fun. i don't want to give anybody the wrong idea, we did what Armand would call a "good stroke of business" in applying the paint every day. they never seemed to hire enough painters to cover the entire campus. many times it was a laugh or cry situation,and i guess we chose to laugh. i'll miss him. with sympathy to all his family, Rich Crabtree
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Sylvia Leavitt

Posted at 10:10am
Armand was a wonderful, fun loving man who Dick and I met when we arrived at Taft Farm. He would be sitting in the puzzle room working on a puzzle when we would be walking through. He always had a smile on his face and always called Dick his "Buddy" and call me "Sweetheart". Of course he called every woman "Sweetheart" but it did make me feel special. Lots of love came bubbling out of him every time we saw him and happiness was spread to everyone he greeted. Our memories of having met, getting to know, and just being considered a friend to Armand is so very special. Madeline and Armand are a couple that everyone admires and loves. What a tribute to both of you! We will miss seeing Armand walking thru the halls and outside when the weather is warm. Our love goes out to all of his wonderful family and especially his wife, Madeline.

Sylvia and Dick Leavitt
 
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Karen Jean Posted at 10:35pm

Thanks Sylvia & Dick for being such great friends to mom & dad ❤️
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Theresa Bouchard Goddard

Posted at 03:43pm
So sad to hear of Armand's passing. I do not remember ever seeing him without a smile on his face. Sending love and prayers to you all. Terri Bouchard Goddard
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Donna root

Posted at 11:28am
With sincere condolences from Steve and Donna. Janice marcelino
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