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.