Chester J. Clark

March 7, 1944 - November 16, 2018

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Chester John Clark

Chester John Clark, 74, a longtime resident of Williamston passed away on October 16, 2018 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. His loving family had been with him at his bedside.

Born in Newbury on March 7, 1944, he was the son of Herman and Evelyn (Bailey) Clark. He attended elementary school in Groton and graduated from Groton High School in 1962.

On August 7, 1965, he married Laura Perkins. They first lived in East Barre before making their home in Williamstown.

John retired from the State of Vermont as a vocational and rehabilitation counselor after forty-one years of employment.

Growing up he especially enjoyed participating in 4H activities. As an adult he enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, building, hunting and fishing; as well as being an assistant coach for both the Green Mountain Little League and the Barre Youth Sports Association Basketball program. For a time served as president of the Barre Town Thunder Chickens Snowmobile Club.

John attended the East Barre Congregational Church where he held a board position and oversaw the Easter breakfast and enjoyed helping on the church’s chicken pie suppers. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10 of Barre.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Laura Clark of Williamstown; his son, Chad of Woburn, MA; and sisters, Lucille Winsor and her husband, Nate of Lyndonville, Priscilla Sherburne and her husband, Dick of Newbury, VT and Judy Vedder and her husband, John of Shrewsbury, MA; also, many nieces and nephews.

His funeral service was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in the East Barre Congregational Church. Calling hours were held on Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in his name may be made to the U.V.M. Medical Center Dialysis – Belin at 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, VT 05602

The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre was in charge of the arrangements. For memorial guestbook please visit

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