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LEO D. PHELPS Sr. Obituary
LEO D. PHELPS SR. - ESSEX JUNCTION - Leo D. Phelps Sr., 81, passed away on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Health Care of Burlington. He was born on March 27, 1930, in Starksboro, the son of Louis and Agnes (Thrasher) Phelps. Leo married Sylvia Bombard on Sept. 17, 1949, in Burlington. He drove a tractor trailer for over forty years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Sylvia; his three children, Leo Jr. of Richmond, Pamela Heil and husband, Lee, of Jeffersonville and James and his wife, Kenderlyn, of East Fairfield; four grandchildren, Andrew Hayden and his partner, Nicole, Jaime Peryea and husband, Mark, Caleb J. Phelps and Caitlyn E. Phelps; eight great-grandchildren, Joshua, Aubrey, Abby, Hannah, Wyatt, Evan, Lindsey and Hailey; one sister, Lucy Brace and husband, Paul, of Bradenton, Fla.; and his beloved dog, Lily. He was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Phelps; and eight brothers and sisters. A special thank you to Louise and Ralph Abeling, Frank and Roberta Pietryka and Donald and Christine Lawrence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X in Essex Center, with burial to follow in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester, with full military honors. Visiting hours will be today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Chapel, 9 Pleasant St., Essex. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401-3438.

Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 19, 2011
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