Vermont Obituaries - Burlington Free Press - Jan 22, 1914


Eli Paquette.

Eli Paquette died Saturday morning at his home at 28 Monroe street after a period of ill health extending over the past eight years.   For nine months he had been confined to the house.   The funeral was held Monday afternoon at ? o'clock at the house. and the body was placed in the vault at Lake View cemetery.

Mr. Paquette was born in North ?Hero? September 3, ?1834?.   Forty-five years ago he came to Burlington and was employed by the late James A. Shedd.   For three years he was overseer of the poor and for 29 years was connected with Lake View cemetery. first as sexton and then as superintendent.   For the past 14 years he had been a ? carter.

His first wife was Miss Mary Jane Conway of North Hero.   Her death occurred in 1877.   He married Miss Ellen Chapman of this city January 17, ?1899?, who survives him.   He is also survived by a sister, who is 88 years old, ?Helene? of Boulder, Colo.

Mr. Paquette was one of the oldest members of Green Mountain Lodge, No. ?, I. O. O. F., having been a member for 25 years.   The funeral services were in charge of the Odd Fellows.

Source = The Burlington Free Press and Times; Thursday, January 22, 1914, Page 5 Column 4