Obituaries

James P. Trievel, 79, of Middlebury

JAMES P. TRIEVEL

MIDDLEBURY — James P. Trievel, 79, died Saturday morning, June 1, 2024, at his residence after dealing with many health issues.

He was born November 22, 1944, in Philadelphia, Penn., the son of Harold N. Trievel and Rose (Higgins) Trievel.

He had been employed as a utility worker for CVPS, now Green Mountain Power, for several years. James was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post No. 27 of Middlebury. He enjoyed outdoor activities, walking, biking and travel.

As a child, James was co-captain of the Harrowgate Stringband for many years with his younger brother, Joseph, and his father, Harold Trievel, who started the string band in 1954. James’s other brothers, Harold and Thomas, were also members of the stringband, a tradition that the Trievel family enjoyed with many citizens of Philadelphia.

James became a volunteer fireman for the Cinnaminson Fire Company after he graduated from Northeast Catholic High School in 1962 and remained with the fire company for several years until he moved to Vermont.

He is survived by his sister Rosemary McGuigan Bennett of Philadelphia, and by several nieces and nephews.

James was predeceased by his parents, by his companion Mary Ann Gardner, and by his siblings, Joseph, Thomas and Harold Trievel.

Visitation will be held at the Sanderson Funeral home in Middlebury, Vt., on Monday, June 24, from 5 to 6 p.m. for all who would like to pay your respects. A memorial service will immediately follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place on Tuesday, June 25, at 9 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home.

Online condolences at www.sandersonfuneralservice.com. ◊

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