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PAUL W. BUSHEY - MILTON - Paul W. Bushey, 89, of Rugg Avenue, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Paul was born May 16, 1924, in Milton, the son of the late Perley and Charlotte (St. John) Bushey. He attended Milton schools, graduating from Milton High School in 1942. He proudly served his country with the US Army, Company B., 410th Engineer Construction Battalion during W.W.II. On Oct. 22, 1955, he married Nanette Menard at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick, Maine. He was a self-employed contractor, having learned his trade from his father. He loved his profession and, in time, became known as a master craftsman. Paul highly valued fresh, healthy food and was deeply concerned that others have enough. He raised a multitude of vegetables, along with berries, nuts and herbs. He shared the abundance with neighbors, family and friends, as well as the elderly and less fortunate. A lifelong member of St. Ann Catholic Church, he lived a life of deep faith. An avid outdoorsman, Paul remained active with carpentry, masonry, woodcutting, gardening, hunting and ice fishing, until suffering an injury at age 83. His final years were marked by their loss. His profession and avocations were not merely what he did, but who he was. Following this time, he remained at home, where he was lovingly cared for by his wife, who attended to all of his needs. He loved his fellow man, surpassed only by a deep love for his wife, his two daughters, and the wonderful sons he gained through marriage. He died peacefully, surrounded by his family. His last words were, "I love you." Paul is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Nanette of Milton; their two daughters and their spouses, Paula Kaiman and husband, Al, of Middlesex, and Pam Brault and husband, Randy, of Essex; siblings; Ken Bushey of Smyrna, Ga., Lorraine Johnson of Burlington, and Phil Bushey and wife, Aline, of Smyrna, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Olivette Doyon of Brunswick, Maine, and Anne LaCourse of San Antonio, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Marguerite Lyons; brother, Arnold Bushey; brother-in-law, Louis Menard; and sisterin-law, Angela St. Pierre. The family extends their gratitude to his primary care physician, Dr. Timothy Lishnak, along with the Fletcher Allen ER and Comfort Care staff, who helped him pass with comfort, peace and dignity. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Vigil prayers will be offered by Fr. Feltz at 4:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. in St. Ann Catholic Church, Main Street in Milton, with Fr. John Feltz as celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Ann's Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's memory to St. Ann's Food Shelf, PO Box 1, Milton, VT 05468.

Published in The Burlington Free Press from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2014
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