• Leonard A. Erff
    February 16,2013

    Leonard A. Erff

    Leonard A. Erff

    WILLIAMSTOWN — Leonard Arnold Erff, 79, of Williamstown, passed away peacefully at his home, Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013, with his family at his bedside.

    Born June 24, 1933, in Wallingford, Conn., he was the son of Frederick and Marion (Zottoli) Erff.

    He attended Holy Trinity Elementary School in Wallingford, Conn., graduated from Wilcox Trade School in Meriden, Conn., and Suffield Academy in Suffield, Conn.

    On Nov. 9, 1957, he married Kay Sample in Wallingford, Conn. The couple first made their home in Wallingford, then moved to their current residence in Williamstown in 1969.

    He worked as a finish carpenter for many years, employed by various contractors, both in Vermont and Connecticut.

    Lenny loved the sport of golf. He was a member of the Northfield Country Club for many years. His two favorite sports teams were the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed the outdoors, remodeling homes, building numerous wood-crafted items for his grandchildren, and watching western movies. In his earlier years, he spent many hours in his garden harvesting food for his family and provided food from his garden to the elderly every weekend. Also when he was younger, he had a love for training horses and worked on a friend’s horse farm, preparing them and attending horse shows on a weekly basis. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

    Besides his wife Kay and his beloved dog Daisy, who was always at Lenny’s side, he is survived by two daughters: Linda Beaudet and her husband, Mark, of Williamstown, Vt., and granddaughter Taylor Beaudet; Lori Gardner, and her husband, Scott, of Mount Airy, Md., and two grandsons Graham and Kyle Gardner. Also surviving are two brothers, Richard Erff and his wife, Jean, and Francis Erff, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

    He was predeceased by his parents.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Williamstown.

    Friends and family may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. Burial will take place in the spring at St. Sylvester’s Cemetery in Barre Town.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

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