Francis L. Amidon Sr 1931-2011 PUTNEY, VT Francis L. Amidon Sr., 79 of Putney, Vt., died peacefully on Monday May 23, 2011 at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 10, 1931 in Westminster West, Vt., the son of Edwin R. and Myrtle L. (Akley) Amidon. Francis was married to Shirley Thirsher Amidon in 1968 and together spent the next 43 years happily married. He enjoyed fishing, television and coin collecting. He worked for Putney Paper for many years as a machinist before retiring in 1983. Francis L. Amidon Sr. is survived by his wife Shirley Amidon, two sons Francis Amidon Jr. of Fla., John E. Amidon and his wife Joyce of Winchester, N.H., a step son David W. Davis of Putney, Vt., a son in law Steve Broxson, a daughter in law Pam Amidon, a brother Reginald F. Amidon Sr., three sisters Freida M.L. Wade, Roberta J. Jenna, Carolyn Amidon, and many nieces nephews grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Amidon is predeceased by a son Dennis E. Amidon, and a daughter Donna M. Broxson. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. There are to be no calling hours at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Amidon's memory may be made to Rescue Inc. of Brattleboro, VT 05301. Arrangements are under the care of the Ker Westerlund Funeral Home and Cremation Service 57 High Street Brattleboro, VT 05301.