Arthur “Tony” Rose, 76 of Vergennes


VERGENNES — Arthur “Tony” Rose, 76, passed away Sunday, June 13, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury with his daughters by his side following a brief illness.

He was born on March 11, 1945, in Vergennes, the son of Arthur Vance Rose and Gertrude (Collum) Rose.

He was a member of Vergennes American Legion. Tony worked for many years at Fishman’s Department store here in Vergennes and Danform Shoes in Shelburne. Tony also belonged to the National Guard for 36 years here in Vergennes. His hobbies were fishing and spending time with his daughters and their families. Tony also enjoyed going on family vacations to Wells, Maine, every summer.

Tony is survived by his daughters, Lisa (Rose) Currier and her husband Michael Currier of Bristol, and Sarah (Rose) Preston of Monkton; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were his life: grandchildren Kayla, Ryan, Isabella, Eliza and Gabriella; and great-grandchildren Zachary Jr., Hayden, Brianna, Ryder, Hudson, and Nash; sisters Irene Brinkman of Vergennes, Marjorie Stupp and her husband Russell of Virginia, and Florence (Chickie) Gude and her husband Tom of Florida; a brother, Newton (Johnny) of Williston; Martha (Mert) Thackery and her husband Steven of North Carolina; along with many nieces and nephews.

Tony is predeceased by his parents, his loving wife, Mary Alice, and a brother, William (Billy).

Service will be held on Aug. 7, at 1 p.m., at Saint Peter’s Catholic Church and burial immediately following at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Arch at Porter Medical Center in honor of Tony. A gathering will be held at the home of Tony following the burial. To send online condolences or watch the video of the service please visit◊

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