Bert A. Washburn

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BELLOWS FALLS - Bert A. Washburn, 93, of Randall Hill Road, passed away at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, NH, on Feb. 21, 2018.
He was born in Lilliesville, VT, on Oct. 11, 1924, the son of Raymond and Esther (Slack) Washburn. He grew up in Bethel, VT, graduating from the Whitcomb High School.
After graduation, he served in the United States Air Force during WWII in the Mariana Islands.
After his service, Bert moved to Bellows Falls and worked for 34 years at the Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Co. in Springfield, VT.
He was a member of the VFW, raced cars in his younger years, was an avid hunter and fisherman, mechanic, an apiarist, horseshoe enthusiast and a tinkerer of projects.
Mr. Washburn is survived by his sons David Washburn and his wife, Brenda, of Bellows Falls, VT, Donald Washburn and his wife, Rhonda, of Pennsylvania, and his daughter, Nancy Thurston, of Springfield, VT. He is also survived by his stepson, Robert Thomson; his brother, Ellis Washburn, of Peabody, MA; along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bert was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Frances Brizzee; a stepdaughter, Lynn Greer; two brothers Winston and Howard Washburn; and two sisters Shirley White and Eunice Washburn.
Graveside services and a celebration of life will be held in Bethel, VT, at a later date to be determined by his family.
Published in Rutland Herald on Feb. 23, 2018
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