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David P. Berte WALDEN — David Paul Berte, 90, of Stone Lane, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at his home. Born July 13, 1929, in Barre, he was the son of Dino and Elvina (DeVecchi) Berte. He attended local elementary schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Army until he was honorably discharged in 1953. He married Beverley Ardelle Downing and they later divorced. David lived in Plainfield for 30 years before moving to his current residence in Walden about 20 years ago. He owned and operated the Luckyday Poultry Farm, the B & B Service Station and Green Valley Produce at the same time. He retired from the Luckyday Poultry Farm in 2008 when he sold the business to his son. He was a member of the North American Martyrs Catholic Church in Marshfield, the Mutuo Inc. and the Barre Lodge of Elks BPOE #1535. In his spare time, David enjoyed hunting and boating. In his earlier years, he liked to go fishing and snowmobiling. Survivors include his son, Todd Berte and partner Debbie Hill, of Barre; his daughter, Kimberly Kuncz, of Montpelier; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his sister, Vivian Wartti, of New York; one niece and one nephew; as well as his companion, Ruth Fowler. The Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer St., Barre. Following the service, inurnment will take place in Hope Cemetery in Barre. Family and friends may call on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Life Cancer Treatment Center, c/o Central Vermont Medical Center, 130 Fisher Road, Berlin, VT 05602.

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