Gabrielle Fortier Vaillancourt

June 7, 1970 - July 24, 2013

06/07/1970 - 07/24/2013

Virginia Beach – Gabrielle Fortier Vaillancourt passed away on July 24, 2013. She was born on June 7, 1970 in New York and raised in Norfolk, VA. She is predeceased by her mother, Georgia Drapanas, and survived by her father and his wife, Dr. and Mrs. James Richard Vaillancourt; her siblings William G. Argeros and his wife Rebecca, Andrea Vaillancourt and Alan Alder; her nieces Nicole and Michelle Argeros and stepbrothers Hunt and Thom Archbold.

She attended Maury High School and then the University of Virginia. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She received a Masters in Counseling from Old Dominion University, and then worked as a school counselor at Blair Middle School. Following her work as a counselor, she attended a floral design school in London and then ran a floral business, specializing in weddings. She subsequently received her real estate license and was an agent for Rose and Womble and Long and Foster.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 1969 Woodside Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454, followed by a reception at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club at 1052 Cardinal Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Virginia Beach SPCA.

“Today I will cry like never after, but tomorrow my laughter will be heard like never before.”

Online condolences may be offered at altmeyer.com.

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morgan davis
7 years ago

Gabby was a memorable part in the lives of my wife Sheri and me. She was one of the “Broad Bay Point Queens” and along with other neighbors close by we had many , many laughs together. Smart, beautiful, elegant and funny –an amazing person. We spent New Years Eve together once and she played drums in our living room while we played piano and sang “True Colors” was one of her favorites until the sun came up! She will live on in the memories of those she touched..”life is beautiful, death is peaceful..its the transition that is so painful”…the pain is gone..now enjoy the peace Gabby…. we miss you…Morgan and Sheri.

Robin DeMaio Germano
7 years ago

I am grateful to have known Gabby-we had some good laughs and she will always be in with me in spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Alan Ibarra
7 years ago

I’m so very glad I had a chance to know her, even if it was just a short time earlier in her life. My thoughts and prayers to Gabby’s family and friends.

Beth & Jeff Parker
7 years ago

We will remember gabby for her amazing sense of humor, her intelligence, her beauty, her many talents, and for her love for animals. May her eternal days be filled with laughter and joy. She deserves it!