Roderick (Roddy) E. Prevost ,82,


West Pawlet, Vt., Roderick (Roddy) E. Prevost ,82, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2008 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on June 11, 1925 in Sheldon Springs, Vt., he was the son of the late Ernest and Hazel (Breault) Prevost.
At age 17, Roderick joined the United States Navy and served on the U.S.S. Macon.  He later worked for Tatko Brother’s Slate Quarry, Hercules and Ciba Geigy, retiring in 1988.  Roddy was a very active and civically minded member of the community.  He was a life member and past chief of the West Pawlet Fire Department, past Commander of the VFW Post 1653 in Granville, former Council and life member of the Modern Woodman of America, was a member of the American Legion and Eagles and was the Forest Fire Warden of the Town of Pawlet for over 30 years.  Roderick had an exceptional sense of humor, loved life, music, his family and every person he encountered.
Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Lorraine (Hall) Prevost, a brother, Robert Prevost, and wife, Laura, of Malone, N.Y.; his ten children; Gary Prevost of Granville, Greg Prevost of Granville,  JoAnn Williams and her husband, Fred of Queensbury, Daniel Prevost and his wife, Jody of Middletown Springs, Vt., Mark Prevost of West Pawlet, Vt., Wendy Rathbun and her husband, Matt of North Granville, Stacy Steward and her husband Thomas of East Islip, N.Y., Keith Prevost and his fiancee, Shaunna, of Rupert, Vt., Rod Prevost and his wife, Leslie of Hebron, Todd Prevost and his wife, Elaine of West Pawlet, Vt., his sister-in-laws, Kathryn LaCross of Gansevoort, and Joan Graham of Hudson Falls, who were like “daughters” to him.  Roderick also leaves behind twenty eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many longtime friends.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Jan. 8, at St. Frances Cabrini Roman Catholic Church of West Pawlet Vt., with Reverend Thomas Zelker presiding.  Burial will take place in the spring with full military honors.
Friends called on the Prevost Family on January 7, 2008 at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church Street, in Granville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the “Roderick Prevost Scholarship Fund” 2771 Route 153, West Pawlet, Vt.  05775.



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