Charles Dana “Bud” Rivers, 99, of Bristol


BRISTOL — Charles Dana “Bud” Rivers, a longtime resident of Bristol, Vt., died Nov. 19, 2021, at the age of 99 years.

He was born in Bristol, son of Allen B. and Marion Dana Rivers on Aug. 11, 1922.

He was employed several years by the Vermont Associated Lime Industries in Winooski. In the 1960s he drove a milk tanker for Steady Brothers Transport and worked for Floyd Hall Construction. From 1970 until his retirement, he worked for the village and town of Bristol as water department supervisor and road foreman. After his retirement he continued to work part-time for Paul Hallock Excavating, Cook’s Construction Company, Tower Hill Farm, 4 Hills Farm and Nordic Farms.

He is survived by one daughter, Eloise Bolio of East Hardwick; daughter-in-law Lorraine Rivers of Maine; and son James (Lori) Rivers of Bristol. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Tatro) Rivers; son William Rivers; sisters Norma Lattrell, Betty Bell and Nancy Pitts; and brother Bernard Rivers.

Visiting hours were be held on Monday, Nov. 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol with a funeral service following at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 227, Bristol, VT 05443.

To send online condolences to his family visit A video of the service for those are unable to attend will be located on the bottom of the obituary at that site. ◊

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