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Dennis R. Hawkins EAST MONTPELIER — Dennis R. Hawkins, 68, of Old Farm Road, died on Sunday, June 16, 2019, at his home, after a long illness. He was born on Dec. 7, 1951, the son of Hugh and Rachel (Badger) Hawkins. He attended Montpelier High School and later received an Associate degree from Vermont Technical College in Randolph. Dennis, along with his brother, Sonny, ran the Hawkins farm in East Montpelier until the late-'80s, when they sold off the herd and began offering their services, such as haying and chopping, to other farms in the area. Most recently, he worked a small landscaping business, as well. He was married to Nancy (Bliss) Prescott. They later divorced. Survivors include his children Nick Hawkins, of Bradford, Anna Ball, of Randolph, and Keith Blake, of East Montpelier; his brothers Sonny Hawkins, of East Montpelier, and Gordon Hawkins, of Massachusetts; his companion, Linda Ball, of Waterbury; several grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends. There will be a celebration of life at his residence on Sunday, June 30, at 2 p.m. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at www.guareandsons.com.

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