SWANTON: Daniel Arthur Baillargeon, 74, a longtime area resident and U.S. Army Veteran passed away in the comfort of his home on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, with his family at his side.
Born on July 6th, 1948, in Burlington, he was one of seven to the late Armand and Julia B. Baillargeon.
On August 23, 1969, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Burlington, he married Wanda L. Morris, who survives him.
Dan was educated in Essex and then joined the U.S. Army in 1966 and received an honorable discharge in 1969. During his working career, he was in manufacturing for many years and security until his illness forced him into retirement.
He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America, having served for 25 years with St. Joseph’s Pack # 615 and then a founding member of St. Albans Cub Pack #874. He was a foster parent with the Foster Parent Program of Franklin County for 10 years and an AA sponsor for many years.
Dan was an avid bowler, loved snowmobiling, playing cards, but his great enjoyment was being with his family on camping trips and known to them as the “Last Minute Adventurer.” He was very proud of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his grand doggers.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda, of 52 years; their children, Bonnie Allen (Matt), Jason Baillargeon (June), and Brandy Welsh (Tom),12 precious grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one due in January. Dan is also survived by his sisters, Jeanne Wescott (Russell), Leona Nichols, Pauline O’Connor (Rod), and Janet Bean (David), his in-laws, Richard Morris (Cathy), Sharyn Pinard (Ron), and many nieces and nephews.
Dan’s family will receive family and friends on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, from 11am-1pm with a funeral service at 1pm with Reverend Father John G. Feltz officiating at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. Military honors will be accorded following the service. A Celebration of Life reception will immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, it was Dan’s family’s wish that memorial donations be made to the Josh Pallotta Fund, Josh’s House 162 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446.
Honored to be serving the Baillargeon family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com