David Walter Button CHELSEA - David Walter Button passed away on Nov. 29, 2018, at the Jack Byrne Hospice and Palliative Care Center of DHMC in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He died from congestive heart failure. David was born on Oct. 19, 1942, in Montpelier, the son of Walter and Ruth (Dodge) Button. He was the eldest of five children and was raised on the family farm on the west hill of Chelsea. He began his education at School House No. 1 and graduated from Chelsea Public High School in 1960. He grew up working on the family farm and delivering grain for Button Brothers Grain Store. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1964 and served for six years. He started his career as a truck driver in the 1960s working for Tucker Construction. He then worked for Omer Choquette Trucking & Excavating for many years, assisting with the building of interstates 89 and 91. He went to work for McCullough Crushing Inc. in 1987 and was employed by them until Oct. 29, 2018. He greatly enjoyed his career and working with his customers. He married Sandra Elizabeth Smith on Oct. 21, 1972, in Sharon. They made their home and raised their children in Chelsea. David enjoyed sugaring, gardening, trips to Maine, watching Gunsmoke and spending time with his children, grandchildren and extended family. David was predeceased by his father and his mother. He leaves behind his wife, Sandra; his daughter, Patricia, of White River Junction; his son, Michael and wife Michelle, of Plainfield, New Hampshire; two grandchildren Evelyn and Elizabeth, of Plainfield, New Hampshire; his siblings Lois Mason, of Williston, Raymond Button and wife Jill, of Orange, California, Cathy Cerasoli and husband Gene, of Fairlee, and Ken Button and wife Sandy, of Middlebury; plus many nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 6 to 8 p.m. at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, 300 VT Route 110, Chelsea. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the United Church of Chelsea, Chelsea. Burial will be held later this spring in the West Hill Cemetery in Chelsea. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.

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