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Official Obituary of

Kathleen Marie Charbonneau

December 13, 1959 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Kathleen Charbonneau Obituary

Kathleen M. (McGarghan) Charbonneau, 64, of Wolcott, passed away at home, unexpectedly on Friday March 22, 2024.

Kathleen was born in Burlington, VT on December 13, 1959, to Edward and Ann Marie McGarghan of South Burlington, VT.  Kathleen graduated from South Burlington High School.  In 1980 Kathleen married William Charbonneau, and they spent most of their adult life in Hinesburg, VT where they raised their 3 sons. Throughout her life, Kathleen worked for various employers, including, Valley Print and Mail, Dr. Cross DDS, and had recently spent many years at Color Lab Cosmetics in Williston, VT.

Kathleen was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her family unconditionally. Kathleen loved a good book, taking rides on the back roads of Vermont, walking through forest trails, especially those at their backwoods camp in Greensboro, and sitting by a brook on a hot day. Kathleen was game for most anything.  She would sometimes go along on family fishing trips and although she never cared for fishing, she always seemed to catch the biggest fish, time after time. Kathleen was an amazing cook and baker, and no one ever went home hungry.  Above all, she loved spending every moment she could with her grandchildren.  Kathleen was quick witted and always had a smile on her face.  She loved working in her gardens and looked forward to planting her flowers in the spring and harvesting her pumpkins every fall.

Kathleen is survived by her husband of 43 years, William Charbonneau of Wolcott.  Her sons, William Charbonneau and his wife Kylee of Milton; Cole Charbonneau and his girlfriend Colleen Mackin of Georgia; Lucas Charbonneau and his wife Katie of Hinesburg; and her 5 grandchildren, Connor, Ainsley, Deaglan, Rowen, and Colton. 

Kathleen leaves behind her sister Colleen Boardman of Hinesburg; brother Patrick McGarghan of South Burlington; and brother Kevin McGarghan of Charlotte. She is predeceased by her parents Edward and Ann Marie McGarghan.

A private grave side service will be held in the spring followed by a celebration of life. These details will be released later.

Please remember Kathleen by loving your family unconditionally, being there for others, reading a good book, or walking a country road with the sun in your face. 

We want to thank Wolcott First Response, Hardwick Rescue, Morristown Rescue, Lamoille County Sheriff's Office and Morristown Police for their help and assistance. 


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