Russell George Sumner, 96, of Bristol

BRISTOL — Russell George Sumner, 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.

He was born April 24, 1927, in Bristol, the son of Dewey and Ruth Hallock Sumner.

He enjoyed gardening, cutting wood and working on his property.

Russell is survived by his wife, Pauline Sumner of Bristol; his son, Russell Glenn Sumner of Bristol; a daughter, Sharon Sumner of New York; three great-grandchildren, Ashley, Jessica and Marissa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Michelle Bleakley, and two brothers and three sisters.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, VT Affiliate, PO Box 1070, Williston, VT 05495. ◊


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