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William S. Edmunds

South Burlington - William S. Edmunds of South Burlington, Vermont, passed away at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. Bill was born on May 5, 1939 at the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington. His parents were William and Ethel (Sherman) Edmunds. He graduated from the Burlington School System in 1958. In 1962 he graduated from Nichol's College with a degree in Business Management.

Bill worked for 50 years as an advertising specialty agent for Brown and Bigelow. He was well known throughout the community as "Big Bill". His customers appreciated his integrity and professionalism. He loved collecting both toy and full sized cars, chatting with friends who shared his interests, going to car shows, and eating at diners. He enjoyed sports, especially basketball, football and hockey.

In 1985 he married Caroline (Ouellette) Smith who has survived him. They were married for 33 years and attended the First Congregational Church of Burlington.

Bill is survived by his sister Elizabeth Stempel and his stepchildren Stephen and Heather Smith and their children Hannah and Kyra, Sally and Don Bissonette and their children Emily and Gavin, and Sheryl and Bill Madden and their children Elina and Celeste.

The family wishes to thank Bill's exceptional caregivers at the University of Vermont Hospital and at the Green Mountain Rehab and Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19th at 11:00 at the First Congregational Church in Burlington, Vermont with a reception following in the church's chapel. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a or to the music fund at the First Congregational Church.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 13, 2019
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