Deborah Ann Gaboriault
(Morris), 65, of Vergennes passed peacefully after a brief illness at the
University of Vermont Medical Center on Sunday, April 1, 2018 surrounded by
family. Deb was born on May 31, 1952, the daughter of the late Raymond and
Jesse (Pierce) Morris. On August 12, 1978, Deb married Randall Gaboriault.
Together they remained in for the duration of their time together and raised
their son Lee.
Deb worked for a number of
years at Simmonds Precision /Goodrich Aerospace before returning to her love of
teaching. She taught for many years cherishing her time at Mt. Abraham and
Otter Valley High Schools. She also taught for a number of years at Northland
Job Corps and Middlebury Union High School. Helping young people advance in
life gave her great joy. She also spent many weekends working with in the
Activities Staff at the Arbors in Shelburne bringing joy to the residents
Deb enjoyed reading and
watching the birds out her kitchen window. Her true love was spending time with
her family especially at the coast of Maine, where she was the most joyous.
However nothing made her happier than spending quality time with her
She is survived by her
husband of nearly 40 years Randall Gaboriault, as well as her son Lee, wife
Carol and granddaughter Harper of Milton, VT. She also leaves behind
step-mother Carol Morris of Vergennes, sister Cathy (Richard) Farr Russell of
Bristol, brothers Terry (Leatrice) Morris of Ripton and John of Vergennes. She
was predeceased by her father Raymond, mother Jesse, little brother Tommy and
nephew Jason Farr.
Visiting hours will be on
Friday, April 6th from 5 – 8 pm at Brown McClay Funeral Home in
Vergennes. A celebration of Deb’s life will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday,
April 7th at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes.
For those who wish, in lieu
of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478,
Oklahoma City, OK 73123.