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Richard Garand

December 6, 1944 — April 4, 2020

St. Johnsbury, VT: Richard Robert Garand, age 75, of Sunset Drive, passed unexpectedly at his home Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Richard was born in St. Johnsbury on December 6, 1944, son to the late Raymond and Yvonne Josephine (Mignault) Garand.  He was raised and educated in St. Johnsbury graduating from the St. J Trade School.  Dick immediately entered the military serving in the U.S. Army. He was very proud of the fact that he served his country in Vietnam and has loved sharing his experiences while there.  He  worked as an auto-glass tech for years starting with Mayo’s and Northeast Glass, Portland Glass and retiring from Windshield World. In his early years he enjoyed hunting and liked to cruise the roads of Waterford just trying to spot a deer, but fishing was his hobby throughout his life, especially at Moore Dam.  Dick really enjoyed spending time with his sons.  He was a people person, had a big smile and was always looking for a laugh.

Richard's beloved wife, Janice, passed away on July 8, 2020.

He is survived by 4 sons: Kevin of St. Johnsbury, VT, Curtis and wife, Linda, of Albuquerque, NM, Mark of Westbrook, ME, and Bradley of Portland, ME; two brothers: Robert of St. Johnsbury, VT and Ray of Portland, ME; and 5 grandchildren: Holly, Dominique, Javin, Maya, and Kaleigh.

A graveside service for both Janice and Richard will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with military honors.

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