Oscar Joseph Robitaille
October 16, 1916 - December 28, 2012
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Oscar Robitaille, 96, of Derby, VT passed away peacefully December 28, 2012 in Derby, VT. He was born October 16, 1916 in St. Thomas, Quebec a son of Dominick and Victoria (St. Peter) Robitaille. On December 17, 1940 he married Cecile Perrault who predeceased him on April 17, 2008. Mr. Robitaille entered the U.S. Navy where he served his Country during WW11. He lived most of his life in Connecticut where he was a painter and landscaper and retired to Vermont 24 years ago. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 21 both of Newport, VT.
He is survived by his daughters: Betty Smith and Barbara Evon of both of Waterbury, CT. He is also survived by his five grandchildren: Fred Smith, Chris Smith, Shanna Wilkins, Scott Wilkins, and Jason Evon and by five great grandchildren, Alex Smith, Brandon Claudio, Ivan Claudio, Nadia Evon, and Paige Evon. He is survived by his brother Harvey Robitaille and his wife Beverly of Newport, VT and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son-in-law Earl Evon. Funeral services and interment will take place in the Spring in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newport, VT with full military honors. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.