Joseph Oakland Obituary

September 22, 2010

in News,Obituaries

BARNARD – A gathering was held on Sept. 28, 2010, for Joseph E. Oakland, 83, who died Sept. 24 at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland.
Joe was born on May 15, 1927 in East Providence, RI, the son of Lawrence and Lemyra (Thompson) Oakland.
Joe served in the United States Navy. He farmed for the better part of 52 years, beginning with milk cows and eventually breeding and boarding horses.
Joe was a Windsor County Sheriff for 30 years. He was a long-time member of the Barnard Fire Department serving as chief for many years. He was also the leader of the Barnard Boy Scout troop and the Barnard Constable.
Joe Enjoyed skiing and scuba diving.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Priscilla of Barnard; two sons, Donald of Steam Boat, CO, and David of Germany; two grandsons, Joseph J. and John M.D. Oakland; two brothers; Lawrence and Richard; and a sister Margaret Veresko.
He was predeceased by two brothers; Eugene and Jack.
Friends wishing may make memorial donation to the Barnard Fire Dept. C/O Michael Manning, P.O. Box 146, Barnard, Vermont 05031.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.


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Bo Yennie October 8, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. As a long time friend of the Oaklands I have visited with Joe and Priscilla on many of their trips to see Donald in Steamboat Springs Colorado. I do not know his son David very well, but I believe that Joe’s charity, compassion, and lively spirit lives on in his sons Donald and David. He will be missed.

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