MONTGOMERY - Stephen R. Bosley, age 54, passed away unexpectedly as the result of a heart attack on Sunday December 14, 2003, while hunting with his son Jonathan.
He was born May 19, 1949 in St. Albans the son of Barbara (Young) Bosley and the late Ralph Bosley.
He was a resident of Montgomery for the past 31 years and was a member and had served on the Board of Trustees of the Montgomery Methodist Church. He was a former resident of Enosburg Falls, VT and Bristol, CT where he was a 1967 graduate of Bristol High School. Following high school he was drafted and served with the U.S.Navy during Vietnam. He was employed at Ramsdell's Plumbing & Heating and then was a self employed Master Plumber for 13 years retiring due to poor health in 1992. He was a member and past Master of the Lincoln Lodge F&AM of Enosburg Falls, served on the Montgomery School Board and coached Little League baseball for several years. He also spent time at the Vietnam Veterans Center in Burlington.
Steve was an avid hunter, fisherman and was an expert outdoorsman. He was also very proud of his Native American heritage and enjoyed drumming and singing with the Wintegok Singers. He was a loving father and devoted husband.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, F. Joy Bosley of Montgomery, they were married July 1, 1972; his son, Jonathan Bosley and his wife, Sabine Likhite of Waterville; his daughter, Jolene O'Connell and her husband Ryan of West Yarmouth, MA; his mother, Barbara Bosley of Richford; his grandmother, Lila Young of Enosburg Falls; his brother, Timothy Bosley and his wife, Gail of Berkshire; his sister, Kathleen Martin of Moretown; his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Douglas & Pearl Tryhorne of Montgomery; his brother-in-law, David Tryhorne and his wife, Sally of Enosburg; his sister-in-lawa, Jeannette Bosley of Berkshire; close family friend, David Hall of Golden Lake, Ont.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his father he was predeceased by a brother, Stuart Bosley.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11:00 at the Montgomery Methodist Church with Pastor Ed Sorrell officiating. Interment will be next spring in the Montgomery Village Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday evening from 7-9 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Montgomery Methodist Church, Fuller Bridge Rd., Montgomery, VT 05470 or the Lincoln Lodge F&AM, C/O Gerald Herron, P.O.Box 292, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through www.spearsfuneralhome.com