---- — ELLENBURG CENTER — Clement I. Tavenier, 69, of Brandy Brook Road, Ellenburg Center, died on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
He was born in Bennington, Vt. on Nov. 11, 1943, the son of Clement and Margaret (Connors) Tavenier.
Clement married the former Priscilla Hall in South Granville, N.Y. on Sept. 4, 1971.
Clement was a dairy farmer for most of his life. He worked for a period of time at the GM Plant in Springfield, Mass. for several years and then returned to New York where he spent the rest of his life farming on the Tavenier family dairy farm. He especially loved doing field work. Clement adored his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife the Priscilla of Ellenburg Center, N.Y.; three sons, Keven Tavenier and his wife Tammy of Comstock, N.Y., David Tavenier and his fianc^e Stasi of Ellenburg Center, and Adam Tavenier of Ellenburg Center; eight grandchildren, James Tavenier, Deanna Vincent, Robert Tavenier, Tyler Hewson, Hunter Hewson, Steven Tavenier, Elizabeth Tavenier, and Karen Tavenier; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great nephews; and his special feline friend, Weasel.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at the Rabideau Funeral Home with funeral services following at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
The family wishes for everyone to dress casual and also extends an invitation to a reception at the Ellenburg Center Fire Department immediately following the services.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Ellenburg Center Fire Department. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.rabideaufuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are have been entrusted into the caring hands of the Rabideau Funeral Home, 5614 Route 11, Ellenburg. (518) 594-3111.