Russell O. Capron

ROCKINGHAM - Russell 0. Capron, 70, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Springfield Hospital.

He was born Feb. 16, 1943, in Bellows Falls, the son of Orlando and Shirley (King) Capron.

He attended school in North Walpole, N.H., and was a 1960 graduate of Bellows Falls High School.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a medic at the Chelsea Naval Hospital and Mass General Hospital.

He worked at St. Johnsbury Trucking, and was the business agent for Teamsters Local Chapter 597.

He was a member of the Bellows Falls Union High School Board, the Rockingham School Board and the State of Vermont School Board, serving a total of 15 years on school boards. He also served as part of the FACT TV board. He enjoyed politics and served as state chairman of the Ross Perot presidential campaign.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #37 and the Elks #1619, both in Bellows Falls.

On Jan. 25, 2006, he married Jane St. Lawrence in Portland, Ore.

Survivors include his wife, Jane; two daughters, Nancy Capron of Holyoke, Mass., and Susan Dearborn of Portland, Ore.; three grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Capron of North Walpole, N.H.; four nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Peter's Church in North Walpole, N.H., with burial to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rockingham Free Public Library, Attn.: Sam, Children's Library Programs, 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101; or to the Bellows Falls Alumni Association, c/o Lori McGinnis, 10 Morgan St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101.

Published in Rutland Herald on Jan. 16, 2014