David J. Vadeboncoeur

October 24, 1933 ~ May 27, 2021 (age 87)


David J. Vadeboncoeur

October 24, 1933 - May 27, 2021



David Joseph Vadeboncoeur passed away May 27, 2021 at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester VT after a courageous battle with lung cancer.


David was born to Ephraim and Dorothy (Peberl) Vadeboncoeur on October 24, 1933 in Syracuse NY.  He enlisted in the US Air Force immediately after graduating high school and served in the Korean War as an airplane mechanic.


David graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Physics.  He continued at Penn State doing research with various renowned professors, working towards a Master’s degree.


David married Janet (Jan) Viventi in 1958.  They had 3 daughters, Jessica Bridgette, Jennifer Andrea and Vanessa Alexis, living the longest in Belle Meade NJ.


David joined Western Electric in 1960.  He worked in many capacities over the years, being a pioneer in the telecommunications industry.  His favorite positions were teaching Advance Physics, Material Science and Fiber Optics at the Corporate Education Center in Hopewell NJ.  He also enjoyed his sabbatical work at Bell Labs, Murray Hill NJ doing research in the Fiber Optics field.


In 1978 he married Carolyn Calder.  They made their home in Basking Ridge NJ.  Their daughter Ariel Janine Vadeboncoeur joined the family there.  The older girls loved having a little sister!


David retired in 1994, continued his teaching at the Somerset Hills Technical Center where he enjoyed imparting his vast knowledge onto his  many willing students. 


He was not only “wicked smart” but also very practical, had lots of common sense, could build or fix anything.  He loved his family, his sports cars (MG’s and Jaguar being the BEST), his model airplanes that he designed, built and flew and doing things for his family including the 18 acre horse farm that he built along with his daughter Ariel in Charlotte VT.


He is survived by his wife Carolyn, daughter Jessica and her husband George E (Ace) Tschudi, their daughter Aleah, her husband Jarrett Helms and their son Rhett Alexander, daughter Jennifer and her husband Laszlo Szentirmai, their daughters Alexandra and Vivienne, daughter Vanessa and her fiancé Paul Fiano, daughter Ariel and her daughter Sophia Channell and his sister Adrienne Huffman as well as the members of Carolyn’s family and 3 special Exchange Students from Norway and Germany.


He will be sadly missed by his best friend and lifelong companion, Carlton Annis and his wife Letty.


A graveside service was held at Hillside Cemetery, Richford VT with the Rev. Karen Mendes of First Baptist Church,  Burlington officiating on June 25, 2021.  Family and friends were in attendance.


The family would like to thank the medical team at Cleveland Clinic, Stuart FL who diagnosed and treated David’s cancer, the UVM Medical Center team that attended to him the last several months, UVM Home Health, Addison County Home Hospice and the staff at the McClure Miller VNA Respite House for the care they provided David and support of the family.



Memorial gifts can be made to the McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester VT 05446.


He had a life well lived - and will be remembered by many…

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Graveside service
June 25, 2021

Hillside Cemetery, Richford
Golf Course Rd, Richford VT
Richford, VT 05447

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