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Robert B. Williams


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Robert B. Williams Obituary
Robert B. Williams of West Arlington, VT, formerly of Manchester, VT, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on April 21 st .

He was born February 2, 1936 in New York City, son of Robert Lee and Phyllis Ballentine Williams. He grew up in Huntington, NY and attended Lynbrook High School (1954) where he excelled in football and wrestling. Bob's early professional career included stints working in New York City, Skaneateles, NY and Stamford, CT. In 1978 he purchased the North Shire Motel in Manchester, VT. Owning a motel for twenty-one years allowed Bob to put his handyman skills to good use, all while raising his two stepsons and two daughters to appreciate how to run a successful small business.

He leaves behind his beloved wife of 46 years, Jeanne "Tish" Gearhart Williams, stepsons David S. Werner (Christine) of Simsbury, CT, and Eric G. Werner of Etna, NH, and daughters Jennifer Williams Payette (David) of Exeter, RI and Alicia Williams Mindel (Tony) of San Anselmo, CA, ten grandchildren, Corinne, Stephanie, Jack, Margaret, Katie, Henry, Danika, Derik, Oscar, and Renzo, sister Carol duPont (Tony) of Manchester, VT, two nephews Rick Schnier (Peach), also his godson, of Cold Spring Harbor, NY, and Garrett Hambuechen of Jupiter, FL, and niece Blair Hambuechen Biederman (George) of Gold Canyon, AZ.

A private service was held on May 13, 2018 for his family members. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Arlington Rescue Squad.
Published in The Manchester Journal from May 18 to June 8, 2018
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