Gary Alfred Audet

Born: Mon., Dec. 16, 1946
Died: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Brandon Location

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Gary Alfred Audet, age 73, died Monday, December 30, 2019, at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation Center.


Mr. Audet was born in Waterbury, CT on December 16, 1946. He was the son of Hector and Kathryn (Jenney) Audet. He grew up in Waterbury (CT) where he received his education. In his earlier years he had worked with his father in the family auto body shop. He entered the construction and building business and worked as a carpenter. He later learned to fly and became a licensed pilot. He had flown and sold aircraft. He has been a resident of Vermont since 1982 moving here from Waterbury, CT. He received Jesus as his savior later in life, and began attending Vershire Bible Church, in Vershire, VT. He enjoyed going to Project Independence in Middlebury.


He is survived by his daughter; Kimberly Ann Nelson of Kalispell, MT, 2 sons; Clifford G. Audet of Brandon and Curtis G. Audet of St. Charles, IL, a brother; Roger Audet of Waterbury, CT, 16 grandchildren; Nick, Joe, Hannah, Samuel, Grace, Jonathan, Ruth, Leah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Gordon, Ben, Tim, Peter, Josiah and Elias. 8 great grandchildren, a nephew & several cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his wife; Virginia “Ginger” Audet on January 1, 2019; they were married in Waterbury, CT on June 4, 1966; a daughter Jacqueline Audet and a brother Roland Audet.


The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at 11 AM, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. Gary Rhodes, pastor of the Vershire Bible Church will officiate. Entombment will follow the service, at Pine Hill Cemetery Receiving Vault. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in Forest Dale Cemetery.


Following the ceremony, the family will receive friends at Brandon Senior Citizens Center, for a time of remembrance.


Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; Project Independence, 112 Exchange Street, Middlebury, VT 05753.




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David Herren
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
I first met Gary when we both studied TaeKwon-Do together in Middlebury some 30 years ago. He was an enthusiastic participant who gave me any number of licks over time!

I was delighted to re-make Gary's acquaintance at Project Independence, where I volunteer as a reader a couple of times a month. He had to be reminded of how we knew one another, but there was clearly joy in recognition of an old friend.

Gary once said something to me that has continued to guide me over the years. Talking about the plane crash which left him pretty severely burned, his commentary on landing the plane despite his leg literally being on fire, he said: "No matter what happens and no matter how painful, you just need to keep flying the plane. What is the alternative?" I remember this every time I face any kind of adversity. Like Gary, I will continue to "fly the plane".

God speed Gary. Keep flying.

Charles Laurie Snyder
   Posted Sat January 11, 2020
May God bless the family of Gary. May Gary rest in peace.

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