Since our founding, the guiding principle of LaVIgne Funeral Home and Creamton Service has been the commitment to treating each family who comes to us as our own. With sincerity, pride, and dedication, we are committed to this time-honored tradition.
The LaVigne family opened the doors of the funeral home over 125 years ago. It was founded in the Winooski Block by AB LaVigne, before it moved across the road to a build that has since been removed to allow for the roundabout. His son Eli took over for a few years before Robert "Bob" LaVigne became owner. Bob moved the funeral home to its current location at 123 Main St. Over time he purchased the properties behind the funeral home to allow for large parking lots. When Bob's son Thomas "Tom" LaVigne joined his dad they expanded the funeral home to have a large chapel so family and friends could all be together. Tom owned the funeral home until 2013 when he sold it to James P. "Jim" Kennedy and his wife Thanh-Thuy Doan. Since taking over they have updated the building to include a coffee room.
In 2016 realizing that there was a need in Vermont for a lower cost option the decision was made to open Champlain Cremation, located in South Burlington. By only offering simple direct cremations and offering them out of a smaller space and thus having lower expense the costs to a family could be limited.
In 2020 the opportunity to purchase Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury happened and Jim and his wife did so, closing on it in September of that year.
Our reputation for providing the highest quality of service grew, and today we are privileged to serve hundreds of area families each year. In recent years, we’ve gathered together a staff of highly-qualified and deeply caring individuals to assist us in continuing the funeral home’s mission of providing excellence in funeral services to families in their time of need.
Whether you have an immediate need for our services or you wish to begin pre-planning a funeral arrangement for you or someone you love, call us. We will be proud to serve you.