Roger Alan Freegard, 70, Vergennes


VERGENNES — Roger Alan Freegard, 70, died Tuesday evening Feb. 4, 2020, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington after a brief illness.

He was born July 3, 1949, in Vergennes, the son of Charles and Sarah (Jerome) Freegard.

Roger was a graduate of Vergennes High School class of 1968.

He married Joan Sweet on January 4, 1969, in Vergennes.

Roger was a dairy farmer and school bus driver for many years in Vergennes.

He enjoyed socializing, reading and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors are his wife, Joan Freegard of Vergennes; his children, Melissa Bourgeois (Alaric) of Shoreham, Lisa Lawrence (Kevin) of Ferrisburgh and Jeffrey Freegard of Vergennes; his siblings, Jimmy Freeguard (Beverly) of Whiting, Joan Litch of Whiting and Ann Bates of Shoreham; and his grandchildren, Tyler Lawrence, Shane Lawrence, Kyle Cota and Eliza Freegard.

He was predeceased by his parents, by his daughter, Sarah Freegard and by his sister, Betty Gendreau.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from noon-2 p.m., at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Vergennes. Please bring a dish to share.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at 106 Panton Road, Vergennes, VT 05491.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.  Online condolences at◊

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