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George L. Houghton

1948 - 2014 DUMMERSTON - George L. Houghton, 66, of Route 5 in Dummerston, a lifelong resident of Dummerston, died early Monday morning, May 26, 2014, at his home, following a brief illness. Mr. Houghton was born on Feb. 20, 1948, the son of John and Mildred Mortimer Houghton. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro, graduating from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1966. He proudly served his country in the Army, serving one tour during the Vietnam War. George was employed by the State of Vermont Dept. of Transportation for 34 years, working as a patrolman. He retired from his position in 2006. He also worked several years for Steve Glabach Contractors. He held membership in the American Legion, Brattleboro Post #5 and the VFW Carl Dessaint Post #1034. George was known by all as a "jack of all trades." Of his leisure time activities, he enjoyed maple sugaring and puttering around his property. He was married to Donna Pond, who predeceased him after 30 years of marriage. On Aug. 22, 2004, in Dummerston, he was married to Emilia Falcetti, who survives. Besides his wife of ten years, he leaves one son, Eric Houghton and wife, Michelle, of Dummerston; two stepsons, Peter and Joseph Palombella of Holyoke, Mass.; three sisters, Ruth Barton and husband, Merrill, of Dummerston, Linda Arsenault of St. James City, Fla., and Betty Ann Hayden and husband, Robert, of Westfield, Mass.; six grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial gathering will be held at the F.O. Eagles Aerie #1246, 54 Chickering Drive in Brattleboro, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31. Memorial contributions in George's name may be made to West Dummerston Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 40, West Dummerston, VT 05357. To sign an online register book with messages of e-condolence please visit www.atamaniuk.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.


Published in Brattleboro Reformer on May 29, 2014
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