Alton Frederick Ames Sr., 89, of Morgan, passed away at his home on Monday, September 20, 2004 with the love of his family around him from a battle with cancer.
Mr. Ames was born in Skowhegan, Maine on August 28, 1915, the son of Fred and Harriette (Frost) Ames. He served in the US Army and was a veteran of WWII. On July 5, 1939 Alton married the former Marguerite Maynard, who survives him. They lived part of their lives in Plainville, Connecticut, then moved to Morgan, Vermont. Alton retired from Stanley Works in New Britain, Connecticut in 1979. He loved to fish and snowmobile with his best friend, Lou Hadley. He owned and ran Ames Sharpening as a hobby.
Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Marguerite Ames of Morgan, his children, Anita Derosier of Newport, Alton Ames Jr. of St. Albans, and Arthur Ames of Bristol, Connecticut, his sister, Addie Chadburn of Skowhegan, Maine, eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Fredrick and Harriette Ames, four children, ten brothers, two sisters, and his son-in-law.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 22 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, Darling Hill Road, Newport (formerly Sias Ave.) at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Roger Fletcher officiating. Interment will follow at Clark cemetery in Morgan.
Should friends desire, contributions in Altonís memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 485, Williston, VT 05495 or to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.