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Jules P. Vaillancourt
Jules P. Vaillancourt, 85, of Gardner, died peacefully, Monday, June 29, 2020, in his residence.
Born in Gardner on April 23, 1935, he was the son of the late Jules J. and Virginia (Cormier) Vaillancourt. He was a graduate of Gardner High School with the Class of 1953. Jules was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1954 to 1957, where he received the National Service Defense Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. After working at Collier Keyworth Co in Gardner Ma and then Eastern Airlines as a Aircraft Mechanic in New York, and Caouette’s Catering, he was a communications technician for 28 years at AT&T in Ashburnham. He completed his career and retired as a site manager from RHI in Hubbardston.
He was an active member of his community, especially in his volunteer work with St. Denis Church, Naukeag pool club and the Ashburnham Historical Society. He was a member of the Massachusetts Mutual UFO Network and was a lead investigator for the Andreasson Affair in Ashburnham. He also was a member of the B-52 Stratofortress Association. Jules enjoyed learning about history and researching UFO’s. He loved airplanes and flew on a B-52 during his service. His Base was among the first to obtain the B-52 aircraft in 1955. Jules loved nature, the outdoors and taking long walks in the woods. He loved animals, especially his beloved dog Maisey, farming, and tinkering around the house. He enjoyed watching old movies and reading. The time that Jules loved and cherished the most was time spent with his family.
Jules is survived by his son, Christopher Vaillancourt and his wife Meredith of Winter Springs, Florida; three daughters, Victoria Kastal and her husband Gary of Westminster, Rebecca Devlin and her husband Jeremy of Ashburnham, and Alissa Vaillancourt and her husband Andrew Scott of Philadelphia, PA; a brother, Peter Vaillancourt of Gardner; a sister, Maria Johnson of Maynard; eight grandchildren, Derek and Jillian Kastal, Jaci and Zander Vaillancourt, Harrison, Holden and Harper Devlin and Marie-Rose Scott; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Vaillancourt; and a sister, Aline Vaillancourt.
A Graveside Service will be held Monday, July 6, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Denis Cemetery, 81 Kelton Road, Ashburnham, MA 01430. A virtual video recording will also be made available after the service.
There are no calling hours.
Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, restrictions set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts will be in place at Jules’ service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Denis Church, 85 Main Street, Ashburnham, MA 01430. Please reference in memory of Jules P. Vaillancourt.
Peter, Rebecca and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed seeing Jules when he came for his appointments. He always had a hug for me. I lived next door to his sister Aline for several years and thought highly of them both. Such kind people. You both took great care of him. I will miss his bubbly personality, sincerely Jane Allard
Jane Allard Jul 8 2020 12:00 AM
Jules taught me about serving at parties when I was 15 years old. He was a great man and boss. Ill never forget being taught good manners and good service. My 1st real job!! Thank you Jules. RIP
Denise Gamache Jul 4 2020 12:00 AM
I am sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Jim Davenport Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM
My wife Becky and I send our love and condolences. Jules was a friend and co worker with us both, she at Caouette Catering as a teenager and I worked with Jules at AT&T in Ashburnham. He was an exceptional man with a friendly and kind approach with people. He is in our thoughts and willed be missed.
Dick and Becky Bisbee
Dick & Becky Bisbee Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM
To the family and loved ones of Jules -- May the shared memories you have of him bring you solace during this difficult time. I remember Jules as a warm and friendly man with a great sense of humor and always willing to be of help if called upon. We shared a love of animals so some years back he took me to introduce me to his horse, calling her over, assuring me she was friendly. Both of us were somewhat surprised when she displayed her displeasure at meeting this "stranger" who had interrupted her quiet afternoon in the field as she bolted away from his grasp on the rein. No harm, no foul, Jules. His smile will be missed. God bless.
Barbara Cooper Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM
I met Jules when we both worked at RHI many years ago. After that it was always a pleasure running in to him whether just out and about or while he was manning the bouncy house at the St.Denis fair. Truly a warm and caring man with the best smile. My condolences to your family.
Amy LeBlanc Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM
To the family.
I was so sorry to read of the passing of Jules. I remember many years ago going to Canada and helping put a porch and new roof on the camp. What a great memory. Jules was a big part of my teenage years and alot of my adult years.What fun we had getting the kids together. What a kind, trusting and funny man your dad was.Just know how very proud he was of you kids. He was a good friend to all. RIP Love Darlene Pouliot
Darlene Pouliot Jul 2 2020 12:00 AM
Rip and condolences to family. Remember Jules when I worked for many years at Caouette Catering. Always had smile good at kidding you and helpful when needed
Mary Bergevin Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM
Worked with Jules at Fournier Poultry back in the 50s. The Vaillancurts lived just across the street. He was a good guy. Condolences. to his family
Gerald couture Jul 1 2020 12:00 AM
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