Steven E. Ennis
1965-2013 SUNDERLAND Steven Eric Ennis, 48, a lifelong resident of Sunderland died Saturday December 7, 2013 following a brief illness at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The son of Paul and Anna (Hill) Ennis, Steve was born in Bennington on Feb. 24, 1965. He attended Sunderland Elementary School and was a 1983 graduate of Arlington High School. For many years he had worked as a lineman for Verizon. After leaving the company he established a lawn care business serving many customers throughout the area with his quality work. He had a passion for fishing which he shared with his brother , Paul, Uncle Dick and his parents. Together, Steve and Paul owned their fishing boat, "Killing Time" which they used successfully in several tournaments. In 1990, Steve landed a record 24 lb., 6 ounce Brown Trout in Lake Ontario. He also enjoyed fishing for King Salmon. He loved hunting deer, especially in Maine where he had bagged several big bucks and duck hunting with his trusty old black lab, Zeus. Steve was an avid horseshoe player and enjoyed country music. In the winter in addition to plowing, he loved to make maple syrup with his brother and father at the family sugar house. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 69, Arlington. Steve leaves his parents, Paul and Anna Ennis; brother, Paul Ennis Jr.; niece, Sara Ennis and her son, Aiden, all of Sunderland; many uncles, including Dick Goddard; aunts and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 11 a.m. at the Arlington Chapel of the HANSON WALBRIDGE SHEA FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow in Ira Allen Cemetery. A memorial reception will follow the burial service at the Arlington American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. when the family will be present. Memorial gifts may be made to the Arlington Fire Department or Arlington Rescue Squad in care of Hanson Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 528, Arlington, VT 05250. To send condolences, visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014