EAST HARDWICK - Thomas Erwin Dunn, age 75, of East Hardwick, Vt., passed away peacefully at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center on Feb. 19, 2014.
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Thomas was born in Troy, Vt., Jan. 16, 1939, the son of the late Arah and Alice Dunn (Field).
He graduated from Hardwick Academy in 1957, before enlisting in the United States Army in 1958, serving until his discharge in 1961.
Following his discharge from the Army, he met and married Geneva (Bouchard) in 1963. Tom and Geneva were married for 41 years, until her death in 2004.
Tom worked locally before deciding to continue his education at Lyndon State College, where he graduated in 1975.
Following his graduation from college, he went on to work as a substance abuse counselor for Washington County Mental Health, eventually leaving to form Apple Counseling in Barre, Vt. He ultimately retired in 2003 and went on to work as a bus driver for Wildcat Busing, often calling it the best job he ever had.
He was a great admirer of the athletes at Hazen, and took great pride in their achievements, both on and off the field. Tom enjoyed genealogy and was actively involved with the Hardwick Area History Advocates and the Hardwick Historical Society. He also enjoyed photography and spending time with his grandchildren.
Thomas is survived by two sons, Todd of East Hardwick, and Thomas, wife Monique, and their two children, Natalie and Andrew Dunn of Wolcott. He is predeceased by his wife, Geneva (Bouchard).
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice, 16 Sherman Drive, Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819; or the Hardwick Historical Society, 47 Depot St., Hardwick, VT 05483.
Thomas and his family wish to thank many folks who helped to support and care for him in recent months, including: Kim Merriam, Aaron Keene, Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice, Don and Merilee Perrine, Lance Hall and daughter, Joey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Saint Michael Parish in Greensboro Bend, Vt. The Rev. Michael Augustinowitz of St. Augustine Parish will be officiating.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of des Groseilliers Funeral Home, Church Street, Hardwick.
Holcomb-des Groseilliers Funeral Home
17 Church Street
Hardwick, VT 05843
Published in Times Argus on Feb. 23, 2014