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Raymond Pigeon

August 7, 1939 — May 4, 2024

SHELDON - Raymond René Pigeon, 84, residing in Sheldon, Vermont, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family on May 4th, 2024.

Raymond, born on August 7th, 1939 in Westford, Vermont. He was the son of the late Emile and Dorilla (Stanislas) Pigeon.

Raymond married the love of his life, Claudette (Mongeau) Pigeon on September 15th, 1962 at Église Saint-André in Acton Vale, Quebec, Canada. Raymond and Claudette built a beautiful life together working side by side, through thick and thin their love never waivered. They created a legacy that included four beautiful children, eighteen grandchildren, and a growing list of great grandchildren. Raymond was an entrepreneur, renovating and owning apartment houses. Farming was his calling and his passion. He grew up farming with his family, went on to own his own farm, and later farmed with his son. Demonstrating his true caregiver spirit, he and Claudette owned the C&R Residential Care home, where they spent many years providing a home for the elderly who became family. Raymond was a member of the Lions Club. Above all else, Raymond was a family man that valued his faith. There was nothing he wouldn't do for the ones he loved, including being a listening ear to anyone who needed it. He was willing to lend a helping hand to friends and family. Beyond their busy lifestyle, Raymond and Claudette found time to enjoy each other. They enjoyed family gatherings, live music, square dancing, and Allard Brothers dances.

Raymond is survived by his children Allen Pigeon and his wife, Doreen; Lynn Dodd and her husband, Steve; Susan Williams and her husband, Chris; Nicole Gosselin and her husband, Mark. His grandchildren; Jennifer L'Esperance and her husband, Cody; Ethan Dodd and his fiancé, Charlie Deso, Morgan Willey and her husband, Seth; Zach Pigeon; Adriaunna Pigeon; Destinee Pigeon; Bartholomew Benckert and his wife, Mercedes; Alexander Benckert and his wife, Kara; Emily Mallette and her husband, Daniel; Nick Williams and his wife, Brittany; Kayleigh Williams and her partner, Matthew Depatie; Kendra Lillquist and her husband, Nathan; Zachary Williams; Jenna Young and her husband, Eric; Courtney Anderson and her husband, Mike; Haley Gosselin; Logan Heald; Luke Heald and his wife, Rachael. His great grandchildren; Madelynn, Carter, and Clay L'Esperance; Callan Dodd; Liam Pigeon; Miah Hemingway; Cedar, Skylar, Lane, and Tucker Willey; Ezra Benckert; Isla Benckert; Ayden and Wyatt Lillquist; Oliver Mallette, Adalynn and Jaxson Williams; Colby and Kinley Young; Charlie, Brier and Crew Anderson; and numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Raymond was predeceased by the love of his life and kindred spirit, Claudette Pigeon, his parents, Emile and Dorilla; and siblings, Marie Pigeon, Mary Belval, Cora Brousseau, Roland Pigeon, Maurice Pigeon, Annette Boutin, George Pigeon, Ida Laroche, Paul Pigeon, Alice Laferriere, and Dorris Emond; and a special brother-in-law, Claude Mongeau.

A special thank you to Karen Cadieux, who spent years being a companion and caregiver to Raymond.

A Catholic Mass will be held at Church of the Nativity, 65 Canada Street, Swanton on Friday, May 10th, at 2:00 PM. Viewing and visitation will be occurring at the Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Thursday, May 9th from 7pm-9pm. Interment will be held at the family's convenience in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans.

As an alternative to flowers, Raymond would appreciate memorials in the form of donations to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation -

Arrangements are entrusted to Goss Funeral Services, where fond memories, stories, and the ways Raymond inspired you may be shared with his family and friends on Raymond's Tribute wall at:

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

7:00 - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Goss Life Celebration Home

89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, VT 05488

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Friday, May 10, 2024

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