WILLIAM ALAN RAYNER - READSBORO - William Alan Rayner died peacefully on Feb. 26, 2012, at home in Readsboro. William was born Aug. 13, 1925, in Springfield, Mass., to Helen Rounds Rayner and George Alan Rayner. Bill and his family moved from Hartford, Conn. to Rutland in 1995, and from Rutland to Readsboro in 2011. Very active in the Episcopal Church most of his life, especially in Connecticut and Vermont, Bill was appointed first chairperson of the diocesan insurance committee of Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, and he served on many parish, diocesan, regional and national groups and committees. He was especially involved in baptismal and regional ministries. He was a member of Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church in Killington. Bill is survived by his sister, Constance Rayner Lacey; daughters, Eugenie Rayner and Virginia Rayner Tash; grandchildren, James Cooper Boyington and Elizabeth Ann Boyington; son-in-law, Dennis Tash; friend and special caregiver, James Vires; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis Wright Cooper Rayner; and brother, Donald Malcolm Rayner. The memorial service is scheduled for Friday, March 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Church of Our Saviour, Episcopal Church, 375 Mission Farm Rd., Killington. A simple reception will follow in the Parish House. Funeral arrangements are in care of the Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 W. Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. For online condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Suggested donations in his memory: Church of Our Saviour Memorial Fund, Vermont Veterans Home, VT/NH Hospice, and Alzheimer's Disease research.