William Edward Rodgers NORTHFIELD — William Edward Rodgers, 79, died Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. He was born Feb. 6, 1940, in Royalton, the son of Kenneth and Blanche (Frary) Rodgers. He grew up in South Royalton, where he attended school. He served in the Vermont National Guard from 1957-1964. On June 8, 1963, he married Linda Arbuckle, of Randolph. They lived in Hudson Falls, New York, for 10 years and over 35 years in South Royalton, as well as many other towns in the central Vermont area. For over 21 years, he had worked at Vermont Castings in Bethel. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, camping, walking, attending auto races at Thunder Road in Barre, and going to drive-in movies. His greatest love was spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Linda Rodgers, and a son, Richard Rodgers, both of Northfield; two daughters Deborah Young, of Randolph, and Patricia Woodbury, of Royalton; three grandchildren Jordan, Tommy and Jonica; a sister, Rachel Gibbs; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Randy Rodgers, on June 29, 1981; two brothers Calvin Rodgers and Robert Rodgers; and a sister, Lucille Broadwell. There are no public calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 1 p.m. in the Havens Cemetery in South Royalton. Memorial contributions may be made to South Royalton Hunter Safety, c/o Cascadanac Fish and Game Club, P.O. Box 793, South Royalton, VT 05068. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com. The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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