1937-2014 BROOKLINE - Nelson Fontaine 76 of Grassy Brook Rd passed away peacefully on Feb 5, 2014 at Thompson house in Brattleboro, Vt. He was born November 14, 1937 the son of Nelson and Marion Abbott Fontaine. Nelson attended Leland and Gray Seminary in Townshend. He drove school bus for 25 years, was a farmer, a logger and worked for the town of Brookline for many years. He was a select board member for the town of Brookline for 30 years. He was co-founder of the Brookline snowmobile club. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs Daisy and Benjie. He loved snowmobiling, Hunting, fishing and woodworking. On June 10, 1954 he married his high school sweet heart Charlotte Taft, who survives. They lived in North Brookfield,New York for 5 years before moving to Brookline, where they raised 7 children. Daughters, Debby (Kevin) Moore, Terry (Bill) Pagach, Cindy (David) Berrie, Sheila (Donald) Gokey. Sons, Chuck (Karen), Mike (Dorothy), Sam (Kim). He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A sister Barbara Smith of Virginia and a Brother David of Townshend. He was predeceased by a brother Stan and 2 sisters, Jean and Joyce. FUNERAL NOTICE: There will be a celebration of Nelsons life on March 1, 2014 at Newbrook fire Department from 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Newbrook fire department or Thompson house Activity fund. Thank you to Dr. Backus, Dr. Shafer and the staff at Thompson house for all their loving care.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Feb. 10, 2014