SPRINGFIELD — A funeral Mass was held on March 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield for Leon P. Tessier, 81, who died unexpectedly on March 17 at the Springfield Hospital. Rev. Peter Williamson Pastor officiated. Burial will be held in the spring at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield.
He was born July 23, 1932 in St. Albans, son of Leon A. and Florence (Joyal) Tessier.
He graduated from Brigham Academy in Bakersfield in 1951, and attended the University of Vermont for one year and left school to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1955, after his discharge he returned to the University of Vermont and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
On Nov. 30, 1963, he married Eleanor Wilson in Craftsbury.
Mr. Tessier was employed as a Civil Engineer with the State of Vermont Agency of Transportation for over 37 years retiring in 1996.
Mr. and Mrs. Tessier made their home in Bradford, for many years, and for the past seven years have resided in Springfield.
He enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, road trips, cars, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with this family.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor of Springfield; two sons, Michael P. Tessier of Bradford, Leon James Tessier and his wife, Loretta of Charlestown, N.H.; two daughters, Sherry Sykes and her husband, Richard of Hartland and Lynn Boudreau and her husband, Michael of Springfield, Mass.; eight grandchildren, Casey, Minner, Kyle and Jessica Sykes, Melanie, Joseph and Rachel Boudreau and Trevor Tessier.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Office, One Kennedy Drive, Suite 8, South Burlington, 05403.
This obituary first appeared in the March 27, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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