WILLIAMSTOWN - Burton E. Chambers, 95, of Baptist Street, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
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Born in Berkshire, Vt., on Feb. 4, 1918, he was the son of the late Elwin and Mabel (Benway) Chambers.
Burton attended school in Berkshire. After his schooling, he enlisted in the Conservation Corps and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific, from June of 1941 to June of 1945. After the service, he returned home to help his father on the family farm in Elmore, Vt. On April 12, 1946, he married Mary Newcomb in St. Johnsbury, Vt., and in 1954 came to Morristown, where he and his wife owned and operated a farm until 1971, when he sold the farm and moved to Williamstown, where they owned and operated a farm until 1978, when he retired.
Burton had a passion for maple sugaring and enjoyed fishing, bowling and scenic drives on Vermont back roads, especially during fall foliage.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years of marriage, Mary Chambers, of Williamstown; three children, Duane Chambers and his wife, Linda, of Brookfield, Vt., Sharlene Pratt and her husband, Leslie, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Elwin Chambers, of Warren, Vt. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Shaun LaFlam and Tanya Chambers, Jessica Hathaway, and Christopher and Schuyler Chambers; as well as eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at 3 p.m. at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Extra parking is available in the St. Monica parking lot.
Entombment will be in the Elmwood vault in Barre. A later spring burial will take place in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, with military honors.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the
, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home Inc
58 Summer St
Barre, VT 05641
Published in Times Argus from Jan. 2 to Jan. 3, 2014