Dale “Snuffy” Smith, 74, of Panton


PANTON — Dale “Snuffy” Smith, age 74, passed away Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 at UVM Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born on Nov. 7, 1947, the son of Burton and Betty Smith. He lived in Vergennes most of his life. He worked in Addison, Vt., on the Franklin Farm for many years, and then worked for Don Weston Excavating in the construction field until 1999, when he was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney disease.

Since his “retirement” he enjoyed spending time with family. His most precious days were spent with his grand- and great-grandchildren as well as fishing with his brother Eddie on Lake Champlain. He was surely one of the first ones in the morning to be riding the back roads with a coffee visiting all the farmers and looking for everyone’s “secret” buck and checking up on the Weston crews to see what jobs they were working on.

Snuffy is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Susan (Chamberlain); daughter Tammy (Castel) Edwards and son Craig Smith; grandchildren Daniel (Trish), Jessica (Evan), Jason (Kelsey), Megan (Joe) and Rayven; and great-grandchildren Riley, Colton, Joey, Lincoln and Colton. He is also survived by his sisters, Nonie Gallant and Diane Smith-Tucker; sister-in-law Earlene Smith; and many dear friends.

He was predeceased by his parents Burton and Betty Smith, brother Edward Smith, and brother-in-law Stephen Tucker.

A service of remembrance will be held at the Vergennes Congregational Church on Saturday, March 12, at 12:30 p.m., with a luncheon following at the American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes.◊

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