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WILLIAM E. DARRAH JR. - ESSEX - William Eugene Darrah Jr., 80, was at home, surrounded by his loving family at the time of his passing, on Saturday, July 13, 2013. He was born on April 20, 1933, in Burlington, son of the late William and Dorothy (Bailey) Darrah Sr. Bill proudly served as a Military Police officer in the Korean War. Bill worked for S.T. Griswold for 36 years before his health forced him to retire. He loved golfing and NASCAR. Bill will truly be missed by all those he left behind. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Bette (Connolly) Darrah; three sons, Norman J. Clark Jr., Gene Darrah and wife, Nancy, and Royal Darrah; three daughters, Vickie Ijames and husband, Scott, Colleen Darrah-Billado, and Monica Darrah; two brothers, David Darrah and wife, Barbara, and Norman Darrah and wife, Lillian; his sister, Carlene Starr; 18 grandchildren, Nicole, Joshua, Danny, Brandy, Tyler, Justin, Tiffany, Kristen, Garrett, Jason, Melissa, Amy, Dillon, Michael, Kalee, Joseph, Wayne, and Shyanne; 16 great-grandchildren, Logan, Christa, Olivia, Skyler, Noah, Elijah, Corrine, Baby Elkins, Eva, Jayson, Jackson, Brooke, Jack, Hannah, John-Thomas and Kaitlyn. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel, 57 Main St., Essex Junction. A graveside committal service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Mt. View Cemetery in Essex. Memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to VFW Post 6689, 73 Pearl St., Essex Junction, VT 05452. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting

Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 16, 2013
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