May 26, 1929 – January 5, 2014
Obituaries » ROY H. FLANDERS
FLANDERS, ROY H., 84, of Four Seasons Community Care Home in Northfield, died peacefully January 5. He was born in Fairfax, May 26, 1929, the son of Gerald and Helen (Archambault) Flanders. He attended Bellows Free Academy of Fairfax until the necessity of his family’s dairy farm required him to begin work at an early age. Roy worked a number of jobs, including dairy farming and logging. He primarily worked as a sheet metal mechanic, first for the Norman C. White Co. in Newington, Conn., and later for many years at the Middlesex Fire Equipment Co., where he was shop foreman before a disability forced his retirement in 1978. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U. S. Army, tank corps, from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953 with the rank of staff sergeant. On July 2, 1955, he married Rebecca Ann Swenston in Hartford, Conn. They later divorced. Roy was a participant of Project Independence in Barre, where he was able to make many lasting friendships over the years. Survivors include his sons, Roy F. Flanders and wife, Rebecca, of Conober, N.C., Paul Flanders and his companion, Corylinn Jenne, of North Montpelier, Robert Flanders, of Salisbury, N.C., Patrick Flanders and wife, Roni, of Jamestown, N.C., and Lee Flanders, of Plainfield; Rebecca Ann (Swenston) Flanders, his former spouse, of Salisbury, N.C.; sisters Alberta Buroker, of Port Arthur, Tex., and Lenna Flanders, of Rutland; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his siblings Ernest, Leola and Lena Flanders; and a grandson, Joseph Griffith.