EVERETT C. ATHERTON JR. - RICHFORD - Everett C. Atherton Jr., age 63, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born in St. Albans on April 26, 1950, the son of the late Everett Sr. and Doris (Reed) Atherton. Everett grew up in Bakersfield and attended both Brigham Academy and Enosburg Falls High School. He graduated from Enosburg Falls High School, Class of 1968, where he was a stand-out pitcher for the baseball team. After high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy
and received his honorable discharge in 1970. Everett married Susan Spratt in August 1973, and together they raised their two children in Enosburg Falls. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, being at camp, spending time with family and watching the Red Sox, especially at Fenway Park. Everett spent 25-plus years working in contractor sales and he cherished the relationships he made with both co-workers and customers, he truly loved his job. He is survived by his wife, Susan Atherton of Richford; their children, Jeff Atherton and wife, Joy, their son, Evan, all of Underhill; and Lisa Atherton and significant other, Drew Delorme, of Fairfax; siblings, Corrine Gregoire and husband, Paul, of Swanton, Lorraine Brigante and husband, Cosimo, of Colchester, Garth Atherton and wife, Judy, of Enosburg, Janice Fletcher and husband, Noel "Buddy," of Richford, and Garry Atherton and wife, Debra, of Richford; mother-in-law, Gloria Spratt of Pittsburgh, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Donna Soxman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Barbara Bennewitz and husband, Scott, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jean Sullivan and husband, Greg, of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Lawrence Gregoire of Richford; and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Everett was predeceased by sister, Phyllis Gregoire. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church, Church St., Enosburg Falls, with Pastor Jon Bly officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Private condolences may be sent to Everett's family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.
For those who wish, contributions in Everett's memory may be made to the American Legion Post #42, P.O. Box 572, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450; or the Vermont Cancer Center, 89 Beaumont Ave., Given E213, Burlington, VT 05405.