January 23, 1967 - October 17, 2013

Burial Date


THAYER, WILLIAM “BILL,” 46, passed away peacefully on October 17, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Woodsville, N.H., on Jan. 23, 1967, the son of William E. and Betty (Wright) Thayer. He is predeceased by his father, who passed in 1993. Bill worked for the Central Vermont Medical Center for 30 years, spending the last 20 at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, where he was a devoted Manager of Nutrition and Food Service. Bill was a very caring, humorous, and generous person. He was a talented individual, which was evident in his many design projects, both personally and professionally. Bill’s love of family and his inner strength is what enabled him to be a devoted son, caring brother, loving uncle, and true friend to so many. Bill loved to entertain and cook for his family and friends. He spent countless hours listening to all genres of music, gardening, and especially spending time with his nephew, Reese. He also enjoyed traveling and meeting new people. Bill will forever be missed for his loyalty, addictive smile, and great sense of style. Survivors include his mother, Betty Thayer of Barre; one brother, Paul Thayer and his longtime companion, Stacey Leadbetter of Barre; one sister, Audrey Peters and husband, Jeff Ouellette of Milton, N.H.; a special nephew who he loved so much, Reese Thayer; and his two loving canine companions, Bennie and Jett.

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