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EAST HARDWICK - Marie Paule (Cote) Michaud died peacefully on Aug. 23, 2018, after a brief illness, with family by her side, at the age of 87. She was born on March 18, 1931, the daughter of Arthur and Anne-Marie (Vigneault) Cote, in Plessisville, Quebec. She married Yvon Michaud on June 11, 1951. They moved to Vermont in 1954 where they operated a farm for 25 years. They then diversified and Marie Paule managed several apartment buildings for a number of years. Together, Yvon and Marie Paule also operated a sugar bush and enjoyed making Christmas wreaths. She was a communicant of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Greensboro Bend where she was an active participant. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling with trips to Vancouver, British Columbia, Mexico, California and yearly trips to Florida. She enjoyed tending to her flowers and garden, crocheting, knitting and family gatherings. She took great pride in making sure that each one of her 22 great-grandchildren had something handknit for Christmas. She will be dearly missed by all of her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her children Nicole (Mark) Duhamel, Denis (Claire) Michaud, Jocelyne (Jon) Lussier, Michael (Nicole LeBlanc); nine grandchildren, Jessica Duhamel, Andrew (Heather) Duhamel, Jeremy (Leslie), Travis (Crystal), Daniel (Emily), Joel (Janna), Janelle (Matthew) Germaine, Ashley (Christopher) Olah, Justin (Marylyn Uribe); along with 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Yvette Girard, and her brothers Andre, Maurice, Jacques and Pierre; as well as many brothers- and sisters-in law, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Yvon, in 2000; her brothers Antoni and Rosaire; and granddaughter, Maria. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at the desGroseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Church, Greensboro Bend, with the Rev. Michael Augustinowitz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Hardwick Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 837, Hardwick, VT. Arrangements are under the direction of the desGroseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.
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