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Vaughn R. Bourgeois

April 19, 1949 — February 1, 2021

ALBURGH – Vaughn R. Bourgeois, age 71 passed away peacefully on February 1, 2021 with his children by his side at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.

He was born in Alburgh on April 19, 1949 to the late Frederick & Margaret (MacCallum) Bourgeois.

Vaughn joined the Unites States Army and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War as a Combat Engineer. He was a proud Father of two, and a proud Grandfather of three. He worked as a heavy equipment operator for years for M&T Sand & Gravel and later as a truck driver for Wright Excavating Inc. Vaughn was an active member of the American Legion Post 60 and the Swanton VFW Post 778. He loved socializing with friends, typically on his front porch, drinking beer while wearing his aviators and reminiscing about old times. Vaughn always looked forward to family dinners and cook outs. He was notorious for his love of big cars, especially Cadillacs, LTD’s and Lincolns. The bigger the better!

He is survived by his children, Stephanie Waters and her husband Skip, and Fred Bourgeois and his wife Harmony all of Alburgh; grandchildren, Kolby Patterson, Nicholas and Hannah Waters; siblings, Myrick Bourgeois and his wife Theresa, Gwen Brown and her husband Bob, Pamela Gisler, Chalice Bartholomew and her husband Roger; and special friends that checked in regularly, Robert, Mickey and Dennis. Besides his parents, Vaughn was predeceased by his wife, Joyce Deso; brothers, Albert, Graham and Rauell Bourgeois; and the mother of his children, Jo-Anne Bourgeois.   

Family and friends are invited to Vaughn’s Life Celebration events to include a funeral service on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT 05488.

Please join Vaughn’s friends and family for his Interment with military honors on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 2:00 PM in the St. Amadeus Catholic Cemetery, Truck Route, Alburgh, VT. A Life Celebration will follow at the American Legion Post 60, 35 North Main Street, Alburgh, VT 05440 to share favorite stories, memories and a cold Genesee!

For those who wish, contributions in Vaughn’s memory may be made to the American Legion, 353 N. Main St., Alburgh, VT 05440.  

Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Goss Life Celebration Home

89 Grand Ave, Swanton, VT 05488

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm

St. Amadeus Catholic Cemetery

Truck Rte, Alburgh, VT 05440

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Life Celebration

American Legion Post 60

35 N Main St, Alburgh, VT 05440

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