Arthur G. Provencher, 89, of Bridport


BRIDPORT— Arthur G. Provencher, 89, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at his home in Bridport.

Arthur was born on Sept. 5, 1933, in Addison, the son of Louis and Gertrude Goodale Provencher.

He served in the Army and Army National Guard prior to beginning his 40-year career as a dairy farmer on the family farm in Bridport. He enjoyed tractor pulling with family and friends for many years. Art was one of the founding officers of Vermont Tractor Pullers’ Association when it was chartered in 1977.

Art was a member of the Bridport selectboard and served on various agricultural committees, including Northern Farms, NFO and DFA. He enjoyed attending regional conventions for these organizations with his wife, Jackie.

His interest in travel included trips all over Vermont to complete the Vermont 251 Club challenge. After retiring from farming, Art and Jackie traveled to Pennsylvania, California, and Wisconsin.

Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Jacqueline Provencher, on Oct. 3, 2009. He is survived by his children, Kim Provencher, Michael Provencher, and Dianne Bingham and husband Chris, and granddaughter, Chelsea Bingham. He is also survived by brothers David Provencher and wife Edith, Eugene Provencher, James Provencher and wife Maria, Jack Provencher and wife Connie, and sister Edith (Provencher) Greene.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at West Addison United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in West Addison. A reception will be held at Bridport Masonic Hall.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Town Line First Response. To send online condolences to his family, please visit ◊

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