Cecile M. Preseau
Cecile M. Preseau
SUDBURY — Cecile Mary Preseau, age 93, died Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury.
Mrs. Preseau was born in Ontario, Canada, on May 17, 1919. She was the daughter of Arthur and Marie (Dubuc) Cousineau. She moved to Bridport with her family in 1922. She received her education in Middlebury schools. On September 11, 1939, she married Wilfred Joseph Preseau in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. They made their home on Horton Road in Sudbury since 1939, where they ran the family farm together. Mr. Preseau predeceased her in 1981. Following their retirement, they spent winters in South Carolina and returned to Vermont in the summer. They had owned and operated “The Horseshoe” in Sudbury for many years. She was a member of the Sudbury Ladies Circle. In her earlier years, she belonged to the Sudbury PTA. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and cooking. She was a communicant at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell and St. Mary’s Church in Brandon.
Surviving is a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Edgar (Monique) Preseau of Honea Path, S.C.; three sons, Rene Preseau and his companion Sharon Alexander, Peter Preseau and his companion Margaret Hanson, and Ronnie Preseau and his companion Michele Fyles, all of Sudbury; a sister, Catherine Latour of Orwell. Nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. She was also predeceased by a son, Edgar Preseau; seven brothers, Richard, Osiaf, Norman, George, Paul, Ector and Romeo Cousineau; a sister, Cedlia Charlobois; and a grandson, Mark Preseau.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Lance Harlow, Mrs. Preseau’s nephew, will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in St. Genevieve Cemetery in Shoreham. Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends at Brandon American Legion Post #55, for a time of fellowship and remembrance.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in her memory to The Orwell First Response Squad, PO Box, Orwell, VT 05760.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.