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Raymond H. Farnsworth MORETOWN — Raymond H. “Cricket” Farnsworth, 84, passed away at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Born in Fayston on July 31, 1935, he was the son of the late Merlin and Edna (Nelson) Farnsworth. Raymond met the former Alice M. (LaFleur) Norris and they were wed on June 12, 1959, in Moretown. They had enjoyed 44 years of marriage until Alice’s passing on Nov. 12, 2003. Raymond attended schools in Fayston and Moretown and then as a young man, worked on the dairy farm owned by Ralph and Robert Wimble on Moretown Common. Following, Raymond held several positions over the years which included working as a millhand and truck driver for Ward Lumber Mill in Moretown, a bulk milk truck driver for several years and then as a heavy equipment operator for Gregory Viens in Fayston along with driving a log truck for Bud Wimble. Raymond was then hired by the Vermont State Agency of Transportation where he plied his skills as a heavy equipment operator and snowplow driver. He retired following over 30 years of service to the citizens of central Vermont. For over 25 years, he and Alice enjoyed seasonal camping at Lake Dunmore. In addition, he loved spending Wednesday evenings with the boys at deer camp in Moretown, Friday night dinners at the Rustic Restaurant in Northfield Falls for the past 15 years, following NASCAR racing, and every opportunity to gather with his family; times he truly cherished. Raymond is survived by his children Linda McGrath and husband Mike, of Moretown, Suann Lackey, Michael Norris, Randy Farnsworth and wife Renee, all of Northfield Falls, Lisa Calkins and husband Garren, of Danville; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; his siblings Merlene McLaughlin and husband Edwin, of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Margaret West, of Worcester, Massachusetts, Janet Dolloff and husband Gary, of Dade City, Florida, Ruth Morlock, of Framingham, Massachusetts, Eugene Farnsworth and wife Patricia, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Merrill Farnsworth and wife Robin, of Waterbury Center; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Raymond was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth LaRock, and brothers Royce Farnsworth and Roger Farnsworth. Graveside services will be held from the Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 1 p.m. with a reception to follow at the Moretown Town Hall. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org); or the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org). Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.

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