Garth Paul Corse, 62, of Starksboro


STARKSBORO — Garth Paul Corse, 62, of Starksboro, Vt., passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, at Porter Medical Center, in Middlebury, Vt. Garth was born July 24, 1959, in Burlington, Vt., to his parents, Edith Corse Sears and Harrison (Tye) Corse, Sr.

On Feb. 2, 1990, he married his wife, Norma, in Starksboro, Vt.; she was everything to him.

He is predeceased by his father, Harrison (Tye) Corse, Sr., along with his two brothers, Bennie and David Corse; his stepfather, Leonard Sears; his parents-in-law, Betty Thompson and Norman Thompson; and brother-in-law Michael Thompson.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Corse of Starksboro; daughter Brittany Corse and her fiancé Anthony Purinton of Starksboro; son Codey Corse of Starksboro; his mother, Edith Corse Sears of New Haven; two sisters, Brenda Corliss and her late husband Rodney of Tunbridge, Vt., and Julie Oak and her husband Norman of Nashua, N.H.; two brothers, Eddie Corse and his wife Shauna, and Corky Corse of Starksboro, and step-brother Victor; his two sisters-in-law, Melissa Thompson and her partner Randy, and Kathy Forbes and her husband Tony; and brother-in-law Richard Thompson; his best friend of many years, Larry Zeno; family friend Shawn Ambrose; and his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy: Brooke and Skyler Purinton and Aleah, Ryleigh and Evelyn Corse. He was also a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews.

He worked at a dairy farm in Cornwall for many years, followed by Shelburne Cooperation as a manufacturer, and later as many people got to know through his years working at ACTR driving buses. Garth also mowed lawns through his landscaping business with his family for many years.

Garth loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He loved being outside enjoying the sunshine, going for walks with his wife in his younger days, and riding around looking for deer with his wife and his kids in their younger days. He enjoyed playing with his grandkids and loved talking on the phone with them. He also loved to watch his favorite movies “Jaws” and “Titanic” and TV shows “Little House on the Prairie” and “The Price is Right.”

Calling hours for immediate family will be from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Funeral services for friends will be held from 11 a.m.-noon at Brown McClay Funeral Home in Bristol, Vt. A celebration of Garth’s life will be in the summer when we can all gather safely. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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