September 9, 1931 - April 12, 2014

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Obituaries » WILLIAM O. AVERY

AVERY, WILLIAM O. “BILL,” 82, of East Orange, passed away April 12, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Born on Sept. 9, 1931 in East Calais, he was the son of Freeman James and Mary Elizabeth (Grenski) Avery. He attended Maple Corner School and the Orange Center School. He was first married to Marilyn Martin, and they later divorced. On June 4, 1988, Bill married Karen Lee Morse. They made their home in East Orange. A skilled welder, mechanic, sawyer and fabricator, he owned and operated Avery’s Garage, Avery’s Sawmill and Avery’s Welding. In earlier years, he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Barre. Bill enjoyed woodworking, maple sugaring, camping, and especially spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Karen Avery, of East Orange; his children, William Avery and wife, Linda, of Florida, Alfred Avery and wife, Polly, of Chelsea, Edward Avery and wife, Marylou, of Groton, Alvin Avery and wife, Nancy, of Williamstown, Charlene Stone and husband, John, of Williamstown, John Avery and wife, Delcey, of Graniteville, Robert MacAskill and wife, Shari, of Williamstown, James MacAskill and wife, Barb, of Williamstown, Elizabeth MacAskill and her companion, Mike Merrill, of Washington, Stuart MacAskill and wife, Stephanie, of Moretown, and Cesar Guadarrama and wife, Vero, of Mexico; a brother, Richard Avery, and wife, Marcie, of Chelsea; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four sisters, Doris, Lila, Eva and Polly, and a brother who died in infancy.

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