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Alex Hartshorn

August 23, 1988 — October 6, 2023

Eustis, FL, formerly of Monroe, NH


Alex Hartshorn died unexpectedly on October 6, 2023, at his residence in Eustis, Florida.  Alex lived the majority of his life in Monroe, NH, enjoying the northeast.  He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in the class of 2006 and spent one year learning the welding trade in Bangor, Maine.

In 2007, he joined the Vermont Army National Guard.  Alex did his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, and upon completion was assigned to Co. A – 572nd EN BNIBCT 86th (MT) in Bradford, VT, a group destined to be his second family. 

To his brothers in arms, Alex was known as “Razor”. This is an excerpt given to us by a friend who the family calls “SGT Ski”: “Razor was one of the most charismatic ‘get the job done’ soldiers you would ever come across.  Anyone who was lucky enough to serve with him can remember his voice, his charming smile, and his matter-of-fact attitude towards every aspect of his life.  Razor is loved by so many in and out of uniform and will be forever missed.  Razor served honorably with Alpha Company 1-172 Calvary in Afghanistan in 2010 as a driver, gunner, and truck commander.  He received numerous awards, including the Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal. Alex was honorably discharged on August 20, 2016, at the rank of SGT.”

Alex loved life, his family and friends.  He loved going to hunting camp, and he loved fishing, duck hunting, Patriots’ games and spending time with his nieces and nephews.  He took life as it came. Alex had a heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back even if he didn’t have one.  It came to our knowledge upon his death that Alex was an organ donor.  So many other lives will now be saved. Alex was a true hero.

Alex is survived by his mom and dad, Doris and Terry Hartshorn, his sister and brother-in-law, Tiffany and Rob Ayotte, his twin brother and sister-in-law, Ian and Caroline Hartshorn, nieces, Zoey Ayotte and Amelia Hartshorn, nephews, Christian Ayotte and Clem Hartshorn, Aunt Claudette Cassidy, Aunt and Godmother Huguette Faust, Aunt and Uncle Francine and Lanny Costa, Uncle and Aunt Richard and Joy Paquin, Uncle and Aunt Brian and Doreen Hartshorn, Aunt Mary Hartshorn, many cousins, and special friends Milton Figueroa, Nick Figueroa and Mark Jaynes.

Alex was predeceased by his Mémère and Pépère, Claire and Joe Paquin, his Grammie and Grampa, Ellen and Harold Hartshorn, Uncles Serge Paquin, Neil Paquin, Martin Cassidy, Lendall Hartshorn, Gregg Hartshorn, Romeo Faust, Richard Hall, and Cousin Eric Hall. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10AM Friday, May 17, 2024, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 32 Winter Street in St. Johnsbury, VT, with Rev. Lance Harlow as celebrant. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. 

There will be no calling hours at this time. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Alex’s name to the American Diabetes Association. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

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Friday, May 17, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. John the Evangelist Church

Winter St, Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819

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Friday, May 17, 2024

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