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Russell Waite

November 15, 1939 — March 19, 2023

ALBURGH - Russell F. Waite Sr., age 83, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born in Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada on November 15, 1939 to the late Francis & Blanche (Aubin) Waite.

Russell spent his entire life around the construction site. In his younger years he worked full-time as an equipment operator for ECI Construction, and then would return home to work into the night for his father's construction business. His construction career took him down south where he went to work for Blount Construction as a master crane mechanic. This job took him all over the country from California to Maine. Russell could tell you how to drive to just about any town in the United States. After his career with Blount he worked for a short time as a truck driver until returning to Alburgh to work for his son John in construction. Russell worked many years for John right up until his passing.

He is survived by his nine children, Sharon Shuler and her husband Charlie, Russell "Rusty" Waite Jr. and his wife Dolores, Leanne Chapman and her husband Jerry, William "Billy" Waite and his wife Edith, Jason Beaulac and his fiancé Cheryl, John Beaulac and his significant other Stephenie, Jeffrey Waite and his wife Michelle, Michael Waite and his wife Pam, and James Waite and his wife Diana; 39 grandchildren, Matthew, Steven, Meghan, Scott, Aaron, Caitlin, Robin, Lauren, Brandon, Keith, Chris, Jeremy, Ashley, Alex, William Jr., Abby, Jasmon, Matt, Adam, Travis, Jonathan, Justin, Khayleigh, Michael, Jonathan, Jacob, Shayla, Michaela, Nicole, Joey, Maggin, Ashley, Thomas, Hollie, Mitchell, Tyler, Kyle, Nathan, and Emily; 45 great grandchildren; siblings, Richard Waite and his wife Diane, Candace Bullock and her husband Mike, and Sheila Morris and her husband Peter Prairie; the mothers of his children, Sandra Waite, and Noella Beaulac; step-children, Penny Woodward and her husband Rich, Cheryl Wilson, and Tim Martel; and several nieces & nephews. In addition to his parents, Russell was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Lisa Waite; and his wife, Beverly Waite.

Russell's family would like to give a special thank you to his best friend, Billy Beyor and his wife Luann. Russell looked at you as the best friend he ever had and talked about you all the time, and how grateful he was to have you both in his life.

Friends and family will be invited to Russell's life celebration to include a graveside memorial service on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Riverside Cemetery, Route 78, Swanton, VT.

For those who wish, contributions in Russell's memory may be made to Alburgh Fire & Rescue, 60 Firehouse Road, Alburgh, VT 05440.

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