John Vadnais

Obituary of John A. Vadnais

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John A. Vadnais, age 93, died peacefully at home in Glenmont, NY on October 11, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. Born June 8, 1930 in Putnam, CT, he was the youngest son of the late Francois X. Vadnais and Yvonne DeLisle. He was predeceased by brother Francis Vadnais and sister Loretta Langlois.


On March 31, 1951 he married Barbara J. Bonneville, also from Putnam. John served in the Navy during the Korean War before settling in Southbridge, Mass. as a Tool and Die maker. He later moved his family to Poughkeepsie, NY to join IBM Corporation in 1964. His career eventually led him to help establish the IBM Bromont site in Canada as Materials Manager. After his assignment in Quebec, John returned to New York as GTD site Procurement Manager in East Fishkill, NY.


In retirement he enjoyed wood working, making furniture for his family and gardening.


He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara, on August 23, 2023. He is survived by 4 children. John A. Vadnais, Jr. and his wife Donna of Poughkeepsie, NY. Susan Vadnais Bolde and her husband Lannie of Ulster Park, NY. Janet Vadnais Olson and her husband David of LaGrangeville, NY. Judy Vadnais Keute and her husband Robert of Schroon Lake, NY. 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.


Memorial services will be held on April 27, 2024 at 11:30 am, St. Mary’s Church, 218 Providence Street., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.


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11:30 am
Saturday, April 27, 2024
St. Mary's Church
218 Providence St.
Putnam, Connecticut, United States
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