Edward Francis LeGault of Vernon CT, husband, father and friend, passed away on January 5, 2022 after a short illness. Born on July 15, 1947, he was the son of Edward Rudolph LeGault and Frances Catherine LeGault of Tolland. He is predeceased by his Mother and Father, and nephews, Jack and Steven Cratty.
Ed was a graduate of Ellington High School class of 1965, followed by enlistment in the US Air Force, a Vietnam Veteran, also then AF Reserves Westover MA & learning military tech & engineering skills. Ed always talked about his time spent in Keesler AFB in Biloxi Mississippi. Ed was very proud to serve his country.
Ed was a design/engineer in sales and worked for many companies, but loved working especially in military and aerospace sales.
Edward leaves his loving wife Susan Phelps, of 46 years together, his daughter Wendy LeGault & boyfriend Tom, his son Jason Phelps & girlfriend Fran, sister Sandra Keeney from Vernon, brother Mark LeGault and his wife Kate and daughter Anna from Colchester, sister-in-law Christine and her husband Jim Anthony from Virginia, nieces Cheryl Rains, Jessica Rains, Laurie Parris, Kylee Anthony and Chelsea Parris all from California, and many longtime friends, Marilyn Rummel, Janet and Joe Rosi, Robbi Lee Roy and Mingo, and so many more. He also leaves behind all his rescue friends and all his rescue dogs that he loved so much.
Ed was the guy you called when you needed a smart and honest opinion and when you needed help, he would drop everything at any time to help. He was a big kid with a big heart.
Ed was an avid golfer in his younger years with his friends Steve and Don, and winning many tournaments. His focus and passion turned to dog rescue, and rescuing many many pets with Susan, as they both shared foundership of Sarah’s Second Chance Dog Rescue & Sanctuary, still operating in Vernon CT.
There will be a Veteran’s memorial burial in State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown CT (date TBA--) and a Celebration of Ed’s Life in the Springtime (TBA)
As we all know Ed was a fun, casual and colorful guy, so feel free to dress with color & joy.
We know he was welcomed with love & joy by God into heaven by his family and friends who went before him, and of course, his beloved dogs Zac, Jada, and all his fur-kids that went before him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Susan Phelps, his wife, to help with funeral expenses, accumulating bills for home, medical and rescue at 182 Skinner Rd, Vernon, CT 06066