MONTPELIER - Dana Vaughn Hudson, 54, of Berlin Street, died at his home unexpectedly on December 26, 2012.
He was born in Montpelier on October 12, 1958, at Heaton Hospital, the son of the late Ashley H. and Doris J. Hudson of Montpelier.
Dana was a lifelong resident of Montpelier and attended Montpelier public schools and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1976. He attended Champlain College and earned a degree in business management.
He was then employed by the Vermont Mutual Insurance Co. as an underwriter for many years. Most recently, he worked part-time for the Noyle W. Johnson Agency.
He is survived by his two sons, David Scott Hudson and his wife Ashley of North Carolina and Gregory Hudson of Burlington; a brother, Bruce H. Hudson and wife Aylaof Montpelier. He is also survived by his former wife, Debbie St. John of East Montpelier.
He was predeceased by his parents and older brother, Ashley M. "Skip" Hudson of Waitsfield, Vermont, and another son, Brent, who died prematurely.
Dana was a past Master of Aurora Lodge #22 F&AM, a York Rite Mason, and a past Potentate of Mount Sinai Temple #3 and a former board member of the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was also a current member of American Legion Post #3 in Montpelier.
In his younger years, he enjoyed trapshooting, snowmobiling and water sports, and was a manager for the football team while in high school. Dana was an avid sports fan but his real love of sports was football. He enjoyed attending New England Patriots games when he could or just sitting in his recliner watching any and every game he could.
Friends and relatives may call Thursday, January 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home with a memorial and Masonic service beginning at 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children, Springfield, Massachusetts, c/o of Mount Sinai Temple #3, PO Box 742, Montpelier, VT 05602.
Those wishing to send the family online condolences may do so at www.guareand sons.com
and go to Dana's obituary.