September 26, 1935 - September 4, 2014

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Obituaries » RICHARD E. ALONSO

ALONSO, RICHARD E., 78, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., died on September 4, in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. He was born in Barre on Sept. 26, 1935, the son of Edmund and Evelyn (Rogers) Alonso. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1954. He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army and served as a high-frequency radio operator stationed in northern Japan. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he pursued a career in electrical engineering working at Honeywell, General Electric and Bombardier as a test technician. He retired in 1998 and moved to Weeki Wachee, Fla. He was a member of the American Legion Post 10, Masonic Lodge, the Mutuo Club and the Woodcarving Club of Weeki Wachee. His interests included a deep appreciation of American history, woodcarving, creating stained glass, fishing, canoeing, hunting, bird-watching, playing card games with friends and reading. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by Elsie La Flamme, his companion of 21 years; his son, Jason, and daughter-in-law, Robin; his daughter, Jessica; his four grandchildren; and his sisters Janice Rounds and Dorcas Sawyer. He was predeceased by his sister Martha. Committal services will be held at Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier at 11 a.m. on Sept. 27, 2014, with a gathering to follow.

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