BARRE — Albert Thomas "Junior" Cross, 80, formerly of Barre and most recently of Jeffersonville, died on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington. He was born in Heaton Hospital in Montpelier on Jan. 17, 1939, the son of Albert and Irene (Guyette) Cross.
Albert attended Montpelier grade school and Montpelier High School. After his education, he joined the Army National Guard. He was married to Elizabeth Duprey in 1961. He later married Nancy Payne on Nov. 29, 1969, at Trinity United Methodist Church. Nancy predeceased him on July 24, 2008. Junior first worked for National Life Insurance Co., Powers Rubbish Removal Service and in the 1960s, he operated Al’s light trucking business in Montpelier. In 1975, Junior started working for Buildings Division for the State of Vermont in Montpelier and worked as a utility driver until his retirement on Jan. 31, 2001. He enjoyed buying and selling cars and was a collector of antique and classic cars. He is survived by two daughters Lorraine Caplette, of Massachusetts, and Amy Wade, of Barre; three sons Timothy Cross and wife Holly, of Williamstown, William Cross and partner Danny Ferland, of Jeffersonville, and James Cross, of White River Junction; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Linda Colbeth, of Newbury, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, Thomas Cross; and a brother, Roland Cross. Calling hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow, beginning at noon. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.