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Herbert R. Burchstead Jr.


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Herbert R. Burchstead Jr. Obituary
Herbert R. Burchstead, Jr., 88, of North Ridge Road, died Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

Herb was born in Ayer, MA on May 31, 1929, the only son of Herbert and Annie (Carkin) Burchstead. He attended schools in Groton, MA, Saxtons River Elementary School, was a 1947 graduate of Vermont Academy, and attended UVM. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Herb worked for Whitney Blake for 22 years. He also proudly drove school bus for the Rockingham School District, only reluctantly turning in his keys after 31 years transporting generations of students.

Herb was married to Irene (Duffy) Burchstead for nearly 60 years until her death in 2008. Together, they raised two sons and a daughter; Herbert Burchstead III, Peter Burchstead, and Bonnie (Burchstead) Miller. Herb and Irene were often seen strolling the neighborhoods of Bellows Falls and driving the back roads of their beloved Vermont.

Herb is survived by his wife, Susan Allen, his children and their spouses, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.

SERVICES: Per Herb's wishes, services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Oct. 11, 2017
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