September 19, 2018

Obituaries

Albert Kupiec

Albert Kupiec

ALBERT JOHN KUPIEC
Albert John Kupiec, Jr., Williston, 84 passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at Starr Farm Nursing Home in Burlington. Albert was born in Ludlow Vermont on September 7, 1930, the son of Albert John Kupiec, Sr. and Stephanie Wass. He had 8 siblings and was predeceased by Anthony, Mary, Theresa, Lynn, Stephanie and Caroline. He is survived by siblings; Cele Letourneau of Santa Maria California and Joan Garrow of Plattsburg NY.
Albert served as a Corporal in the Army during the Korean War July 10, 1952 to June 30, 1954. He was honorably discharged and went on to attend St. Michaels College.
He married Elizabeth Murray on July 24, 1954. They met at a bonfire on North Beach while she was attending Trinity College. Together they raised 4 children while living in Long Island New York and later moving to Williston, Vermont in 1966. He was predeceased by Elizabeth (Betty) on July 6, 1993.
Albert loved sports. In his early years he played basketball. He was a huge baseball fan and followed the Red Sox through thick and thin. Albert was instrumental in the early development of the Williston Little League and Champlain Valley Babe Ruth League, serving as a coach and league president from the late 1960’s through the mid 1970’s. He was well known in the community for these contributions.
Albert worked in accounting and business most of his life. In his later years he enjoyed his status as a Real Estate Broker and owning his own tax business in Essex Junction. Albert had a great sense of humor and loved to have a good time.
Albert is also survived by all of his children and grandchildren; his daughter Patricia Bouffard, her husband Paul and their children Lesley and Amanda. A daughter Mary Beth Giroux, her husband Bob and their children Derek (wife Stephanie), Aaron and Taylor. A son Timothy, his wife Pamela and their children Joshua and Evan. A daughter Stephanie Chicoine, her husband Marty and her children Justin, Morgan and Devon Ricker.
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday July 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Church, Essex Jct., with Reverend Charles Ranges, S.S.E. Immediately following the mass there will be a reception for Albert at the VFW on Pearl Street, all are invited to attend. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.

ELIZABETH (ALLEN) SWIM
Elizabeth “Liz” (Allen) Swim passed with peace and grace on July 21, 2015, at the age of 77. Family and friends are comforted in knowing she is happily playing golf and sipping scotch in heaven. Liz was born on Oct. 17, 1937, in Manchester, N.H., to Christopher and Margaret Allen. Liz donated countless hours to local charities and organizations. Her career as salesperson led her to many wonderful clients that she considered friends. Although she had many golf victories, she always motivated others to play their best. She is survived by daughter, Heather Burfeind (Dave) of Ellensburg, Wash.; son, Michael Swim (Karmen) of Saint Albans; her four grandchildren, Christopher and Megan Burfeind and Nicholas and Amanda Swim; sister, Katherine Pfaff; along with four nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard. The family would like to thank the radiation staff at Vermont Medical Center, especially Dr. Chris Ankers, Karen and Pasty. We would also like to extend our appreciation for the care and compassion given by the staff at Pillsbury North Senior Living Communities and Griswold Homecare. And, we are truly blessed to have had the skilled care and loving support of the Vermont Respite House staff and volunteers during Liz’s final days. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Federation Church of Williston in Williston. Liz was an enthusiastic supporter and long-time board member of the Sara Holbrook Community Center. Her passion for the youth and the center’s services brought her much joy and satisfaction as she watched this organization achieve their goals to enhance the lives of youth. It is the wish of the family, that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Sara Holbrook Community Center, 66 North Ave., Burlington, VT 05401; or the Champlain Junior Golf Foundation, 581 St. Albans Rd., Swanton, VT 05488.

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