MARLBORO -- Donald James “Donnie” Dalrymple, 74, of Lucier Road, a lifelong resident of Marlboro, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Sept. 12, 2007, at his home.
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Mr. Dalrymple was born in Williamsville on Nov. 2, 1932, the son of Luke and Lois (Whitney) Dalrymple. He was raised and educated in Marlboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of 1951.
For more than 40 years he worked for the town of Marlboro, retiring in 1998 as road foreman. Previously, he worked for the late Wooster Eames, at Eames' Garage in Marlboro.
Active civically, he was a charter member of the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department, served as a trustee for the Marlboro Meeting House and had also served as a justice of the peace.
He was proud to be a true native Vermonter and every spring, looked forward to sugaring, in his earlier years with his father and nephew. Being mechanically inclined, he could just about repair any engine powered piece of equipment, large or small.
In his later years, he continued to be active and was known for never sitting still.
Mr. Dalrymple was a member of the Marlboro Meetinghouse and had also periodically attended Sunday services at First Congregational Church in West Brattleboro.
He was first married to Louise Savery and later married Nellie Plummer in Marlboro, on Aug. 9, 1987.
Besides his wife of 20 years, he leaves one sister, Sylvia Johnson of Marlboro, three nephews and a niece.
Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday at 1 p.m., at the ATAMANIUK FUNERAL HOME on Terrace Street in Brattleboro with Pastor Robert Hamm, officiating.
Burial will follow the services in the Dalrymple family lot in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery on Orchard Street in Brattleboro.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to The Marlboro Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 69, Marlboro, VT 05344.u
Atamaniuk Funeral Home
40 Terrace Street Brattleboro, VT 05301-2923
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Sept. 14, 2007