Natt L. Divoll III, 1939-2019

Natt L. Divoll III
Natt L. Divoll III, 1939-2019. Photo provided

ROCKINGHAM, Vt. – Natt Lincoln Divoll III of Rockingham, Vt., passed away Aug. 6, 2019 at the age of 80. He was born Jan. 13, 1939, the son of Natt and Josephine (Knox) Divoll. He preferred to be called Lincoln, a name the family started using in the 1800s after President Lincoln bestowed a postal commission to Josiah Divoll of Rockingham.

Lincoln was a 1957 graduate of Bellows Falls High School, a 1958 graduate of Vermont Academy, and a 1967 graduate of the University of Vermont where he studied agriculture and small business. He lived in Rockingham his entire life, where he worked the family dairy farm until a fire in 1980. He continued to harvest hay, corn, and young heifers into the 1990s. He worked in the hay fields until 2018. He was also the owner and operator of Walker Insurance Agency in Bellows Falls for 34 years and involved in local politics for many years.

In 1968, he married Margaret Groszczyk who predeceased him. He is predeceased by his parents and his brothers Knox and Scott Divoll. Surviving are his daughter Lisa Divoll-Painter, son-in-law John Painter, and his grandchildren Louisa and Lincoln Painter all of Starksboro, Vt. Additionally, he is survived by his sister Marcia Divoll of Nahant, Mass. and his best friend Dorothy Judd of Hanover, N.H.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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