March 9, 2014
Obituaries » FRED KENT
KENT, FRED, 77, of Montpelier, passed away on March 9, with his family by his side. Born in Italy, Fred lived in Rhode Island, Michigan and New York before moving to Vermont in 1968. For 10 years, he ran the lab for the state Water Resources Department before starting his own company, Spectrum Environmental Research Laboratories, in 1978. In 1983, Fred and Wendy moved to Jericho where they raised their twin daughters and made lifelong friends. In 2012, Fred moved to Westview Meadows in Montpelier. Fred loved playing chess. He also enjoyed traveling and went to Alaska, Africa, Europe, Hawaii and all over the U.S. He was happy doing photography, horseback riding, going to baseball games, fishing, chocolate, and he shared his passions with his family. Fred is survived by his wife, Wendy Kent; his son, Bryan Kent; his four daughters, Diana Estes, Susan Kent, Jennifer Pontello, Elizabeth Moriarty; seven grandchildren; and many friends.