September 12, 2014

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date

Obituaries » JAMES F. JARVIS

JARVIS, JAMES FREDERICK, of Northfield, died September 12, at his home. He was born in Graniteville in 1937, to Willis and Marion Jarvis. As a young child, he moved to Windsor to reside with his grandparents, where he graduated from high school and joined the Navy. After serving with the U.S. Navy in the Korean War, he returned to his home state of Vermont and joined the National Guard. He served his country with pride and honor for 12 years. After working 20 years for Rouelle and Desilets Granite Co., he then was employed by the state of Vermont where he retired as supervisor of the boiler room. For many years he was a member of Montpelier Elks Club and American Legion 3 and spent many hours volunteering with various organizations including the Veterans of Foreign Wars 792 and mentoring children. He touched the lives of three families with Bonnie Gallagher, Rose Wheeler and Beverly Amell. Together they reared the following children: James Jr., Deseree, Patty, Karen, Doug, Francis, John, David, Kathy, Shirley and Susan. He is survived by sisters Shirley, Wanda, Maggie and Delia; brothers Jerry, Donald, Robert, Mike, Patrick, Thomas and Mark; 32 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and one aunt, Ester Vezina. He was preceded by his parents, stepfather, a brother, two sisters and two great-grandchildren. The highlight of his life was the times spent with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He left many precious memories. He will be greatly missed by all.

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