Chris E. PlanteMarch 30,2012
Chris E. Plante
CRAFTSBURY — Chris Plante, 51, passed away on March 27th, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born on September 18th, 1960, son of Eugene and Joanne Plante, in the old Barre City Hospital. He attended and graduated from Spaulding High School, class of 1978. He went on to attend Castleton State College for business and had been a successful salesman from that point on. As an avid sports fan, he was also engaged in and a member of hockey, basketball and baseball teams from a young boy up to pick-up games as an adult. His love for sports continued as he was also a coach for many years. From t-ball to Little League, to Pee Wee basketball, up through high school basketball, he was never in the stands but rather the father, friend and coach on the sideline.
He was a member of the Elks Club, Mutua Club and Legion. He was also a team player for Legion ball. His charismatic and outgoing personality made his job as a salesman easy and reliable. He won salesman of the year in 2011. He was known by many as “Stretch” and everyone who knew him would always say he kept the smiles up and the laughter loud. He made sure to always meet everyone and his unique and lovable personality made everyone feel welcomed and loved.
With a heart the size of Texas, he loved to give, to love and to just do his best to make you feel like you mattered no matter who you were. He loved people, and people loved him.
Survivors include two children, a son, Christopher Joseph Plante, and a daughter, Angela Marie Plante of Barre, Vermont; lifetime companion Donna Daniels of Craftsbury, Vermont; brother Joey Plante of Milton, Vermont; sisters Gina Badeau and Gerard Badeau of Barre, Vermont, Dianne Daniels and Colin Daniels of St. Albans, Vermont, and Lianne Plante and Rex St. John of Fairfax, Vermont; nieces Brittany Plante of Milton, Vermont (daughter of Joey Plante), Lindsay Badeau of Barre, Vermont (daughter of Gina Badeau), Hilary Daniels (stepdaughter of Dianne Daniels, daughter of Colin Daniels); nephews Brandon Badeau (son of Gina Badeau); Shannon Daniels, Dawn Mason, Amanda Daniels and David Daniels (children of Donna Daniels), Matthew Mason (son of Dawn Mason).
His Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 2, 2012, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.
Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Sunday April, 1, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brain Injury Association of Vermont, PO Box 482, Waterbury, VT 05676.
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