Dale E. Orton BARRE - Dale Everett Orton, 58, of Barre, died Nov. 15, 2018, at UVM Medical Center in Burlington with his family at his side. He was born April 13, 1960, in Morrisville, the son of the late Clayton and Merlene (Ring) Orton. He attended Essex High School. On July 13, 1978, he married Andrea Marion Hetzel in Germany. Dale entered the United States Army in Albany, New York, on July 19, 1977. He served his country in Germany and following in Junction City, Kansas. He was honorably discharged on May 27, 1983. Following his discharge from the military, Dale and his wife moved to Hardwick, where he was employed as a logger for Dean Stratton. He later worked for 18 years as a sand blaster for Cochran’s Granite Co. in Barre. He was well-noted for his “Cochran J. Rose” carvings. Dale retired due to deteriorating health. He was an avid deer hunter. He enjoyed rabbit hunting with his dogs, fishing with his mother and spending time at his good friend Jerry’s camp. Dale and his mother were huge Red Sox fans. They spent many hours watching the games and cheering for their team. In the last few years, Dale discovered a love for cooking, and would spend many hours on the phone with his sister, Cathy, discussing recipes and learning to use his pellet grill. Dale will be remembered for his sense of humor, his “eagle eye" grins and his love for new trucks. Survivors include three children Daniel Orton (Heidi), of Williamstown, Jennifer Thompson (Landon), of Walden, and Brian Orton, of Barre; four sisters Cathy Orton-Fraser (Leon), of Killeen, Texas, Lori Stratton (Dean), of Hardwick, Patty Meade (Eric), of Duxbury, and Charlene Orton, of Williston; six grandchildren Michael Lamberton, Pacie McGrath, Naveda Orton, Noah Orton, Jordan Thompson and Hadley Orton; one aunt, Paula Ring; many nieces, nephews and cousins. To honor his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Barre Fish & Game Club Inc., P.O. Box 130, Barre, VT 05641; or to the Barre Town Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 1, East Barre, VT 05649. Arrangements are in the care of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.

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