ENOSBURG FALLS - Michael Rollin Bolio, age 56, passed away Monday July 14, 2003 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born January 10, 1947 in Colchester the son of Phyllis A. (Macia) Bolio and the late Rollin P. "Babe" Bolio.
Upon graduation from Jericho High School, Mike joined the Army National Guards 131st Engineers and served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. He was honorably discharged in 1969 having achieved the rank of Spec. 5 and receiving the Army Commendation Medal. On February 7, 1970 he married Brenda L. Ward in St. Thomas' Church in Underhill Center. A carpenter by trade but an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He especially loved running and training his beagles and was a member of the Vermont Beagle Club for 13 1/2 years.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda (Ward) Bolio of Enosburg Falls; his mother, Phyllis Bolio of Jericho; 3 sons, Michael R. Bolio Jr. of Westford, Scott Bolio of Enosburg Falls, and Kirk Bolio and his friend Tina Martin of Highgate; 3 grandchildren, Quentin, Cole & Connor; 3 brothers and their wives, Robert "Beano" & Peggy Bolio of Underhill, Gary & Dixie Bolio of Cambridge, and Jim & Janice Bolio of Milton; a sister and her husband, Sandy & Tom Owen of Underhill; his brothers & sisters-in-law and their spouses, Nancy Duchaine of So. Burlington, Betty & Duane Howard of Westford, Alan Ward and his companion Mary Young of Morrisville, Kevin & Renee Ward of Burlington, Loren & Karen Ward of Jericho, and Rhonda & Kevin Russin of Essex; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Mike was predeceased by his dad, Rollin "Babe" Bolio in 1997.
Funeral services will be held Friday July 18, 2003 at 11:00 AM at the United Christian Assembly, 100 Raceway Rd., Jericho with Pastor Duane Hodgeman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Thomas Cemetery in Underhill. There will be no visiting hours.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency - Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.