Arthur Everett Danyow Jr., 91, of Addison


ADDISON — Arthur E. Danyow Jr., 91, passed peacefully to the next world on Jan. 17, 2022, at Helen Porter in Middlebury, Vt.

Arthur was born on Aug. 16, 1930, in Burlington, Vt., to Arthur Danyow Sr. and Bertha Palmer Danyow. He was a lifelong resident of Addison County, graduating from Vergennes High School. On Jan. 13, 1951, he married Patricia Drouin from Laconia, N.H.

Together, Art and Pat raised their family while dairy farming in Ferrisburgh, then moving to Snake Mountain Road Farm in 1965. Art was very involved with the Addison community — a lifelong member of the Addison Volunteer Fire Department, served on the school board, drove a school bus for many years, and hosted the Snake Mt. Snow Roamers Club. After retiring from farming, he continued working for the elementary school, Shelburne Museum and as a volunteer driver for Project Independence.

Art enjoyed bowling and was a team member on several leagues. He enjoyed anything outdoors, from snowmobiling to boating to hunting and in retirement, motorcycling. He was a big fan of NASCAR and local racing, following the Devil’s Bowl and Louden Speedway, even attending the Daytona 500. He was a voracious reader of history and westerns. He and Pat cherished family get-togethers and holidays. Extended family and friends were often at the farm enjoying backyard camping and swimming in the summer and snowmobile riding in the winter. Later years were enjoyed spending much time with their grandchildren and summertime on Lake Winnisquam in N.H.

Arthur was predeceased by Patricia in 2013 and leaves behind his children: Arthur III and wife Cathy, Blynn “Bill” and wife Debra, Michael and wife Karen, and daughter Lori Counter and husband Ronald; grandchildren Stacy Counter DiPerna and husband Gary, Christine Danyow Rivers and husband Louis, Ryan Counter and wife Kristin, Jared Danyow and wife Margaret, Sean Danyow and Aidan Danyow; great-granddaughters Charlotte DiPerna and Quinn Counter; grandchildren Julie, Michael and Spencer Adams; Jeffrey, Autumn, Elena and Cormac Spencer; sisters, Ramona Swenor and Donald, Joyce Charbonneau and Norbert; sister-in-law Deanna Drouin Danahy, and many loved nieces and nephews.

A graveside service and celebration of life will be held early summer at the Addison Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated for Addison County Home Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753 or Addison Respite Care, P.O. Box 953, Middlebury, VT 05753.

The family would like to extend our immense thanks and gratitude to all the staff at Helen Porter Nursing; from the Acute Care, Memory Care, the many wonderful nurses and aides, therapists, case workers, Dr. Karen Fromhold and Laura Dame of Hospice. The care, love and support that was provided these last few months have been a blessing. ◊

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