On this day the world has lost a great man.
Leo Albert Trombly, age 90, of St. Albans, passed away January 29, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 12, 1923. He was one of eight children born to the late Joseph and Victoria (Poupore) Trombly. Leo married Joyce Cantell, September 15, 1951.
The father of nine children, he retired after 30+ years at the Central Vermont Railway as a conductor on Amtrak while also working on the family farm on the Fairfax Road. Leo served in the US Marine Corps in World War II in the Asian Pacific Theater, 3rd Marine Division. In 1944 he was awarded the Purple Heart.
He did his Friday night “banking” at the Legion every Friday. He was an avid cribbage player, teaching all, right down to the grandchildren. He loved his Kubota, gardening, and wood working for many years in his shop. Leo enjoyed many days cutting wood up on the hill with family at his side preparing for the winter months. At the end of a long day, he made one drink his own, his famous Manhattan.
Leo will be fondly remembered by his favorite saying, “It’s a crazy world out there!”
Leo is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joyce, his children, Christine Awerdick and her husband Lawrence of Ponte Verde Beach, FL., Cheryl Gordon and her partner Maurice “Bud’ Greeno of Highgate Center, Gene Trombly and his wife Jill of Swanton, Michael Trombly and his partner Tina LeCours of Franklin, Claire St. Pierre and her husband Michael of St. Albans, Cathy Benware of Colchester, Joseph Trombly and his wife Samantha of Bakersfield, and Charles Trombly of St. Albans, Leo is also survived by his 21 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren, his sisters, Mae Guilbault and her husband Joseph of St. Albans, Marie Crowley of N.H., and Anita Murphy of St. Albans Town, along with several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Carol MacWalters, his brothers Raymond, Michael, and Eugene Trombly, and a sister Rita St. Marie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 1, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, St. Albans, from 4 to 8 P.M. Thursday. Interment will be in the Trombly family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.