ST. ALBANS, Vt. — Herbert C. Brault, 83, recently of Rome, N.Y., died after a short illness in Ormond Beach, Fla. on February 18, 2010. He was born in St. Albans, Vt. on February 11, 1927 to the late Mildred and Ted Brault.
He was born and raised in St. Albans, Vt. and graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1947 after serving in the U.S. Navy in World War II from March 1945 to June 1946, when he was honorably discharged. While raising his family in St. Albans, he was the owner of Twiggs Inc. During this time he was a member of American Legion Post 1, past-president of the Owl Club, the Vermont YMCA, St. Albans Bicentennial Committee and the Franklin County Maple Sugar Committee.
He and his family moved to Lake Placid in 1963. Herb worked several jobs in Lake Placid before his employment at the Olympic Arena, where he worked tirelessly and became a friend to many. His years there included the 1980 Olympic Winter Games. He retired in 1982. Herb then moved to Florida for many years and worked for the city of Daytona. In recent years he was back in Lake Placid, working and laughing with his longtime friend Ed Heim at the Lake Placid Clock and Watch Shop.
He is survived by his loving companion of many years, Jackie Rolewicz, of Rome, and two children: Karen Pelletreau and her husband Bill of Sandy Hook, Conn. and Dr. Peter Brault and his partner Stephanie Smith of Westminster, Mass. He was most proud of his four grandchildren: Kimberly Pelletreau and her partner Nicole Barbuto of Dorcester, Mass., Lauren Pelletreau and her husband Travis Tietjen of Breckenridge, Colo., Adam Brault of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Travis Brault of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
He was predeceased by two wives: Jane Brault, mother of Karen and Peter, and Phyliss Brault.
Herb always gave more than he took and will be remembered for his sense of humor and quick wit. He was truly loved and will be missed by all that knew him.
His wishes were to be buried along with his parents at the Greenwood Cemetery in St. Albans, Vt. The family will have a graveside memorial service in late spring. Arrangements have been made through the Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans, Vt.