Burton “Burtie” Daniel Cole, 68, of Leicester


LEICESTER — Burton “Burtie” Daniel Cole, 68 passed away Sunday, Aug.14, 2022, at Porter Medical Center Hospital, Middlebury.

He was born in Middlebury on Feb. 22, 1954, the son of Burton H. and Jeanette (Desabrais) Cole. He received his early education in Leicester and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1972.

Burtie grew up on the family dairy farm and was a lifelong farmer. On July 5, 1980, he married Beth Ann Jackson in Middlebury. He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Patriots fan. He also enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.

Burtie is survived by his wife, Beth, of Leicester; one son, Daniel James Cole of Redmond, Wash.; one daughter, Jessica Lynn Cole of Mendon, Mass.; and his sister, Romona McNulty of Winter Haven, Fla. Also surviving are four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Burton and Jeanette and one brother, Russell Moulton.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, 26 Franklin St., Brandon. The funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Aug. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Forest Dale Christian Fellowship Church. The Rev. Barry Tate, pastor, will officiate.

Graveside committal services and burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon. Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Dale Christian Fellowship Church, 1895 Forest Dale Road, Brandon, VT 05733 or the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon. ◊


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