ROBERT F. BOISE - MIDDLEBURY - Robert F. Boise, 75, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 18, 2013, after a short illness, in the VA Hospital in White River Junction. He was born Feb. 2, 1938, in Middlebury, the son of the late Leonard and Alice (Bolduc) Boise. Robert entered the United States Air Force on his 17th birthday and served in Japan, Texas and Ethan Allen Air Force Base. Bob was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and also the American Legion in Middlebury Post #27, and also the V.F.W. of Middlebury Post #7823; he enjoyed fishing and was an avid car enthusiast. He started work as an over the road truck driver after his military service, living in Texas and Virginia, moving back to Vermont and working for 24 years for J. P. Carrara and Son's as a truck driver. Most recently, he worked at Martin's Hardware in Middlebury. Survivors are his siblings, Jacqueline Berard and husband, Raymond, of St. George, Betty Choiniere and husband, Mark, of Bristol, Raymond L. Boise and wife, Theresa, of Middlebury, Roger Boise and wife, Wilma, of New Haven, and Rodney Boise and wife, Deanna, of New Haven; also by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; and by son, Francis Boise. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev. William Beaudin as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home, www.sandersonfuneralservice.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's School, 86 Shannon St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Dec. 19, 2013