Roger E. Choiniere, 87, of Lincoln

LINCOLN — Roger E. Choiniere died on Oct. 30, 2023, at home in Lincoln, Vt.

He was born in Addison, Vt., on July 26, 1936, the son of Emile Choiniere and Amelia Quesnel.

He is survived by daughters Annette Choiniere and Michele (Bill) Bernier of Connecticut; four grandsons, a granddaughter, and four great-granddaughters, all of Connecticut; his best friend, Betty Patterson and her children; brothers Mark (Betty) of Bristol, Vt., Stanley (Joan) of Southwick, Mass.; and sister Joanne Roda (Tom) of Agawam, Mass.

He managed the tractor barn at Field Days for years, played his accordion at campsites, and went whitewater rafting. Roger and Betty went on a lot of trips.

He worked for Hamilton Standard for 25 years in Connecticut, and Green Mountain Tractor and Martin’s Hardware in Vermont. He was called “The Tractor Man.” Many farmers asked him how to keep their tractors running. Roger was a man of many talents; we miss him and his smile.

Visiting hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol with a reception following at St. Ambrose Parish Hall in Bristol.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Field Days, 1790 Field Days Road, Vergennes, VT 05491. To send online condolences to his family please visit ◊


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