THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN - STARKSBORO - Thomas Chamberlain, 68, of Starksboro, died on Jan. 30, 2013, in Lake Placid, Fla., after a long and courageous battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He maintained his love of and zest for life throughout his struggle. He was born on Aug. 24, 1944, in Vergennes, the son of Carl and Lila (O'Bryan) Chamberlain. He was married on May 19, 1962, in Bristol to Patricia Grant. Tom attended school in Monkton and Bristol. He followed the family tradition of being in the construction business, working as a heavy equipment operator for several area contractors, and later owning his own business. He was a great musician and storyteller, and loved his "little bit of Heaven" on the mountain. He is survived by his wife, Pat, of fifty years; son, Richard Chamberlain; daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Michael Ladue; daughter, Christine Chamberlain; sisters, Brenda Parker and Virginia Greene; grandsons, Jacob Jimmo and Ross Carr; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, John Chamberlain, Ronay Chamberlain and Barry Chamberlain. The family wishes to extend a very special thanks to Tom's close nephew, Travis Greene, who has given of his time, care, love and support more than a family could ever hope for. The family also thanks close personal friends, Chet and Joyce Jewell, who worked with us, cried with us, invited us into their home, fed and cared for all of us through this trying time. Calling hours will be Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. A funeral will be held at Brown-McClay Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. A luncheon will be held at the American Legion in Bristol at 12:30 p.m., following the funeral.
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Feb. 5, 2013
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