Joseph Gill, 89, of Addison


ADDISON — Joseph Gill, 89, of Addison, Vt., formerly of Starksboro, died on Oct. 29, 2021.

At his request, there will be no funeral services. He will be buried later at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, Vt.

He was born on March 4, 1932, in New Jersey, but was raised in New York until he settled in Vermont in 1968. Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division from 1951-1954.

Joe married Edna Caroline Schmitt of New York. They were married for 45 years before Edna passed away in February of 2002.

Joe had many hobbies and talents over his lifetime. He was very talented in photography. After settling in Vermont, Joe became an auto mechanic at Goss Dodge in Burlington and retired after 25 years of service. Joe also spent his time volunteering for the town of Starksboro. He spent many years coaching Little League, volunteering on the fire department and rescue squad, and in his late seventies he volunteered four years at the Hinesburg Elementary School as a mentor.

Joe is predeceased by his wife, Edna Gill, and leaves behind his three children: Lance Gill of Grand Isle, Cookie Danyow of Addison, and Scott Gill of Ferrisburgh. He also leaves behind his brother, Earl Gill and his wife Pat Gill of Florida, eight grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. ◊

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