SWANTON - Imelda M. Millie Tougas, age 84, passed unexpectedly into the next life on April 1, 2018 at her home in Swanton.
She was born in Shefford, Quebec, Canada on May 7, 1933 to the late Joseph & Cecilia (Bernard) Rainville.
Millie married John Tougas on May 15, 1954. They owned and operated Johnnys Restaurant in Swanton for 35 years. She was an active member of the Church of the Nativity in Swanton, she served as an Alter Server at funerals, Eucharistic Minister, and CCD Educator. She loved the outdoors, especially working in her flower gardens. Millie had a competitive side, which came out in every game of cards or while playing croquet.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, John Tougas, on December 28, 2017. She is survived by their children, Susan Tougas of Charlotte, NC, Donald Tougas and his wife Nanette of Colchester, Richard Tougas and his wife Sarah of Enosburg and David Tougas and his wife Lorelei of Swanton; grandchildren, Leah & Billy Poggi, Matthew & Amber Nietupski, Andrew Nietupski, Justin Tougas, Adam Tougas & Jordan Lareau and Nathan & Denise Tougas; 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jean-Guy Rainville and his wife Fernande of Fairfax and Gilles Rainville and his wife Claudette of Georgia; 2 sisters, Therese Paquette of Jericho and Fernande Tougas of Swanton; her brother-in-law, Clement Tougas of St. John, Quebec; sister-in-law, Lillian Rainville of St. Albans and several nieces & nephews.
In keeping with Millies wishes, services will be private and held at the convenience of her family. Millie & John will be laid to rest in St. Marys Cemetery in Swanton.
For those who wish, contributions in Millies memory may be made to Nativity Parish Ladies of St. Anne, 65 Canada St., Swanton, VT 05488.
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