Marcel A. Desormeaux, 82, died early Thursday morning, Aug. 2, 2012, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. Marcel was born in Austerlitz, N.Y., on Feb. 11, 1930, the son of Lewis and Rosilda (Pontbriand) Desormeaux. At a young age, he enlisted in the U. S. Army, serving in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Marcel was self-employed for many years as a truck driver, owning his own business until retiring. He was an ambitious man who loved the outdoors and built a cabin on Lake Champlain, where he enjoyed many quiet and peaceful moments with his wife, Lucille. He also enjoyed traveling in their motor home to Florida during the winter months. Marcel was a kind and caring spirit and was loved by his many friends and relatives; daughter, Lynette Dion of Brattleboro; three grandchildren; very close friends, Charlie and Marilyn Utter of St. George; brother, Maurice Desormeaux of San Diego; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Lucille (Thibault) Desormeaux in 2006. A funeral service will be held on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at 11 am in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. Burial will follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Marcel’s name to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495.