Randolph A. Gonyaw Sr. WEBSTERVILLE — Randolph Austin Gonyaw Sr., 87, passed peacefully away in the comfort of his family on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was born at home on Nov. 25, 1931, the son of Adolphus and Gertrude Gonyaw on Gonyaw Road in Greensboro. Randolph attended school in Greensboro Bend, leaving elementary school at an early age to work on various dairy farms in the area. He later began his working career in the granite industry at the Wells-Lamson Quarry, later known as Rock of Ages, as a "derrick man" running the hoist. Randolph retired after nearly 35 years in the granite industry. On Oct. 20, 1952, Randolph married Joyce Ayers in Stowe. They had three children Randolph Jr., Ronald and Dennis. They later divorced. Randolph later met his lifetime companion, Barbara Farrington, with whom he shared the remainder of his life. Randolph enjoyed dancing to country music, snowmobiling in his earlier years, hunting, fishing and most of all, "telling stories.” He especially enjoyed reminiscing with old, and creating new, friends. Survivors include his sons Randolph Jr., of South Barre, Ronald (Sarah), of Washington, and Dennis (Juli), of Milo, Maine; as well as grandchildren Randolph III, Kasey, Ashley and James; two great-grandchildren Ryan and James Jr.; and his sister, Evangeline "Honey" Thompson; as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Roger Gonway, and his sister, Katherine Bean. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 2 p.m. in the Durant Cemetery in Lower Cabot. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of the arrangements. For a memorial guestbook, visit www.hookerwhitcomb.com.

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Randy, Dennis & families so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


To the Gonyaws, very sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I met him when he came over to Rock of Ages from Wells Lamson we had many pleasant conversations. Ronald Edson Denver Colorado


Randy, so sorry for your loss. May the memories help you through this difficult time.

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