John des Groseilliers

Vermont Ambassador
May 3, 2015

Name:  John Des Groseilliers

Hometown: Hardwick


Business Position:  Owner (President) Business Name:  Holcomb Funeral Homes, Inc., 

Civilian Education:  Hesser Business College - Nassau Community College; American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service; Army War College 

Organizations/Clubs/Philanthropies: Past President, Hardwick Kiwanis Club; American Legion; Past Commander Sons of the American Legion; Past Treasurer Knights of Columbus; AWARE (Aid to Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies); ESGR (Employer Support of Guard and Reserve), Chief Ombudsman for Vermont Civilian Honors:  Kiwanian of the Year; Certificate of Appreciation AWARE; Certificate of Appreciation, Freedom Team Salute from Army Chief of Staff, Gen. George Casey, Jr.; Seven Seals Award; VT ESGR Outstanding Volunteer Recognition ESGR Sprite of Volunteerism Award;  VT ESGR Ombudsman of the Year Military Retirement Date, Date of Rank, Service and Key Positions:  New Hampshire Army National Guard 1965-1966 Pvt. 1st Class, Vermont State Guard 2LT, 2003-2006 

Name of Spouse and Children:  Wife- Rosalie and 5 children 

Army Reserve Ambassador des Groseilliers is owner and President of Holcomb Funeral Homes, Inc., Hardwick, Vt.  Ambassador Des Groseilliers, has been self-employed for more than 30 years. He previously served as a licensed Funeral Director and embalmer. He has served his state and community in a number of civic organizations including the Health Officer for the town of Hardwick, a Justice of the Peace, Board of Civil Authority, Hardwick Kiwanis Club, American Legion former Commander, Sons of the American Legion 4th Degree member and former Treasurer, Knights of Columbus, and Board Member of AWARE (Aid to Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies).  As an active member of the Vermont Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Committee for 15 years,  he has been the Committee Ombudsman for five years..