Stanley F. Rumrill, Sr., 1928 – 2017

Stanley F. Rumrill
Stanley F. Rumrill, Sr., 1928 – 2017. Photo provided.

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Stanley F. Rumrill, Sr., 88, of Laurel Avenue died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Rumrill was born in Rockingham, Vt. on Dec. 19, 1928, the son of Lucius and Mildred (Kimball) Rumrill. He attended schools in Rockingham and earned his diploma later in life as a proud member of the BFUHS class of 2007, graduating with his grandson Stanley Rumrill III. He was a World War II Veteran having served in the Army in the Philippines and Japan.

He was a career truck driver spending most of his years working for Holmes Transportation. Following retirement, he worked for local car dealers. He also served as a Bellows Falls Village Trustee. Rumrill was a Life Member of the American Legion Pierce Lawton Post #37 in Bellows Falls, where he was a Past Commander and served in many positions. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Polish American Club, and the VFW in Springfield. Rumrill held many positions in the Teamsters Local 597 including the office of president. He was also secretary of the Vermont Labor Forum.

On May 18, 1957 he married Beverly Hutchinson who survives. Also surviving are their three children Kathleen Stoddard of Bellows Falls, Stanley Rumrill Jr. and his wife Karen (Hooper) of Westminster, and James Rumrill and his wife Patricia (Hewitt) of Ludlow. Other survivors include his daughter Shirley Harris of West Virginia; nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and two great, great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

There will be calling hours 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, Vt. A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Fenton & Hennessey with burial to follow in the Rockingham Meeting House Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Post 37 Legion Baseball Program c/o Post 37 American Legion, 42 Rockingham Street, PO Box 377, Bellows Falls, VT, 05101-0377.

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