Sherri A Vaillancourt
February 7, 1958 – May 5, 2013
Sherri A. Vaillancourt, 55, of Westmoreland, died Sunday afternoon, May 5, 2013, at the Cheshire Medical Center – Dartmouth Hitchcock, following a sudden illness.
She was born on February 7, 1958, in Bellows Falls, VT, to Duke P. and Sheila R. (Barry) Vaillancourt. She was a lifelong area resident. She was a 1976 graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High School, and also studied at Keene state College.
While still in high school, she began her career with the Cedarcrest Center for Children with Disabilities, while it was still in Westmoreland. She worked there for over 37 years, most recently as a Licensed Nursing Assistant.
Sherri loved to travel, to go camping, and socializing with friends. She was an avid bird lover. Other interests included cooking, reading, and gardening. Halloween was her favorite time of year. She enjoyed caring for her home, and her dog and two cats. She was completely devoted to Cedarcrest, and the children in her care over the years of her employment.
She had a great sense of satisfaction in feeling helpful and needed by those around her.
She is survived by her parents: Duke P. and Sheila R. Vaillancourt of Walpole; her sisters: Donna Gage and her husband Verne of Gilsum and Leslie Vaillancourt of Westmoreland as well as her nieces and nephews: Andrew Gage of Surry, Jeannine Lucius and her husband Timothy of Surry and Christopher Gage and his wife Charissa of Swanzey.
A Celebration of Sherri’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday at the Fletcher Funeral Home. There will be no public calling hours.
Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services (www.fletcherfuneralhome.com), 33 Marlboro St, Keene has been entrusted with the arrangements.
- Celebration of Life Friday, May 10, 2013
Sherri A Vaillancourt
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May 15, 2013
When i started Volunteering at Cedarcrest for the summer about 6 years ago i met Sherri Vailincourt and thought she was an very nice woman to work with.she was an outgoing person and she always had a smile on her face. i enjoyed working with Sherri everyday while i was at Cedarcrest... she will be greatily missed
May 10, 2013
We can attest to Sherri's willingness to help others as she worked with Monadnock Regional High School students coming to volunteer and intern at Cedarcrest. To us, she was unselfish and loyal.
Sherri will be cherished for her desire and willingness to go above and beyond to help students. Our students looked forward to coming to Cedarcrest; feeling valued and important. I know that all the staff welcomed them and Sherri was a key player for those outcomes! She even took on the monumental task of mentoring a student's Senior Project. The student ambitiously tackled the learning how to decorate wedding cakes. Sherri would take the time to learn cake decorating herself to stay one step ahead of the student. As a final project they presented a beautifully decorated wedding cake at Project Night.
She will definitely be missed. But as importantly, she has made a lasting memory and impact on many students and adults alike. I will cherish her smile and kind heart.
With our deepest condolences.
Mary Shepardson (MRHS, Swanzey, NH)
May 8, 2013
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts...
Nick, Jess & Paxton W.
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