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Roland Maxfield RANDOLPH — Roland “Roy” Maxfield, 92, a former longtime Barre resident, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at the Gifford Hospital Garden Room with his family at his bedside. Born April 14, 1927, in Barre, he was the son of Harry and Leah (Thompson) Maxfield. Roy attended elementary school in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School in 1945. After his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a Petty Officer, 2nd Class in the Pacific Theater until he was honorably discharged in 1946. On July 26, 1947, he married Emily Batchelder in Plainfield. Following their wedding, they made their home in Plainfield before moving to Barre, where they lived for many years. Upon retirement, they moved to Mesa, Arizona, and Ocala, Florida, where they wintered, and they spent their summers at the Apple Island Resort in South Hero. Emily passed away in August of 2011. Roy was in the appliance repair business for Ormsby’s TV and Appliance, was an electrician, a plumber and a wastewater technician. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Plainfield and the Masons Wyoming Lodge for over 70 years. In his spare time, Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing horseshoes. Survivors include his son, Brent Maxfield and wife Penny, of East Roxbury; three grandchildren Sirena Maxfield and partner Josh Meehan, David Cody Maxfield and partner Hannah Metivier, and Ryan Maxfield; one great-granddaughter, Finley Layne Maxfield and a special little friend, Addison; his sister, Joyce (Clayton) Copping, of Barre; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by his son, Alan Maxfield; and his brothers Harry Jr., George, Terry and Dennis. A graveside service to honor and celebrate his life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. in the Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396; or to the Garden Room at Gifford Hospital, P.O. Box 2000, Randolph, VT 05060. The Hooker 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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