February 4, 1918 – December 31, 2013
Obituaries » BURTON E. CHAMBERS
CHAMBERS, BURTON E., 95, of Williamstown, passed away on December 31, at Central Vermont Medical Center. Born in Berkshire, Vt., on Feb. 4, 1918, he was the son of the late Elwin and Mabel (Benway) Chambers. Burton attended school in Berkshire. After his schooling, he enlisted in the Conservation Corps and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific, from June of 1941 to June of 1945. After the service, he returned home to help his father on the family farm in Elmore. On April 12, 1946, he married Mary Newcomb in St. Johnsbury, and in 1954 came to Morristown, where he and his wife owned and operated a farm until 1971, when he sold the farm and moved to Williamstown, where they owned and operated a farm until 1978, when he retired. Burton had a passion for maple sugaring and enjoyed fishing, bowling and scenic drives on Vermont back roads, especially during fall foliage. Survivors include his wife of 67 years of marriage, Mary Chambers, of Williamstown; three children, Duane Chambers and wife, Linda, of Brookfield, Sharlene Pratt and husband, Leslie, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Elwin Chambers, of Warren. He is also survived by five grandchildren; as well as eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.