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Lawrence Halstead Keyes

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Lawrence Halstead Keyes

Ferrisburgh - Lawrence Halstead Keyes, 77, of Ferrisburgh, a former Rutland resident, died August 30, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center. He was born in Rutland, June 28, 1941, the son of Atty. Robinson and Dorothy (Halstead) Keyes.

He attended Rutland High School, and graduated from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, MA. in 1959, and Dartmouth College in 1963. He received an M.B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1981. As a youth, Larry spent summers at Camp Keewaydin on Lake Dunmore where he enjoyed overnight canoeing, and at the family camp on Lake Bomoseen, where he enjoyed crewing and sailboat races with his father.

Mr. Keyes served as a Lieutenant in the Vermont National Guard Medical Corp. He was also a volunteer on the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and he drove ambulance for the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad. On November 10, 1967, he married Peg Grimes, daughter of Camp & Mary Grimes, both deceased also of Rutland. Larry was employed as an accountant by Central VT Public Service Corp. in Rutland, as the spokesperson for Vermont Yankee, and as Director of Finance for Green Mountain Power Corp. in South Burlington.

Surviving are his wife, Peg Keyes of Ferrisburgh; his sister, Carolyn K. Hignite, of South Burlington; his brother, Atty. Allan R. Keyes, of Rutland and St. George; two nephews and five cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and two cousins.

Visiting time will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 2:15 PM, followed by a prayer service at 3:00 PM in the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Officiating will be the Rev. Liam Muller, Minister of Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland.

The Keyes family is grateful for the wonderful care & dedication of Larry's caregivers, all of whom he loved and enjoyed for many years.Memorial contributions in Larry's memory can be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, 106 Panton Road, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Sept. 15, 2018
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