KILLINGTON — A funeral service for John Cole Hibbert, 67, who passed away on August 22, 2011 at his home in Killington after a long and courageous fight with cancer, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, at Sherburne United Church of Christ. Officiating will be Beverly Anderson, pastor. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery in Killington.
He was born in Norwalk, CT, June 20, 1944, son of Raymond F. Hibbert of Marlboro, MA and Zella (Cole) Hibbert of Bradford, VT.
John grew up in New Canaan, CT and graduated from New Canaan High School, class of 1962. He completed a postgraduate year at Vermont Academy in Saxton’s River, VT, class of 1963. John was a graduate of Lehigh University where he re-ceived a BA in Business Administration in 1967. From 1967-1969 he served in the US Army and was stationed in Sweitzgen, Germany.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ in Killington, VT.
Surviving are his wife, Diane (Adkins) Hibbert of Killington; two daughters, Robin Hibbert Tindall and her husband, Colin of Woodstock and Heather Hibbert Little and her husband, Brandon of Quechee; a sister, Susan Hibbert Lardner of Essex, CT; and three grandchildren, Elizabeth Tindall, William Tindall, and Cole Little. He was loved and respected by numerous nieces and nephews, and sisters and brothers in-law.
He was predeceased by one sister, Sandy Hibbert Brown.
Upon his return from the Army, John lived and worked in Killington for many years as the real estate and development manager at Killington Ski Area. He then worked for the Mont-gomery Company in Real Estate and Development. He then worked in Woodstock for The Frizzell Construction Company. In 1995 John relocated to New Canaan, CT where he particu-larly enjoyed working for Ken-neth F. Bacco, Inc. Construction, as the General Manager.
John was a family man, de-voted to his wife and daughters. He coached girls’ softball for many years in Killington and also coached ice hockey in Rut-land and girls’ ice hockey in Hanover and Woodstock. In 1994 he started the first girls’ ice hockey team in Woodstock. Throughout his life, John had sawdust running through his veins. He took pride in building and maintaining his family home in Killington. He had a love for skiing and for making math and numbers a fun part of his every-day life. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor, his honesty, strong morals, and patriotism.
Memorial contributions may be made to the John Hibbert Girls Hockey Scholarship Fund, and mailed to: Woodstock Youth Hockey, P.O. Box 402, Wood-stock, VT 05091.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Clifford Funeral Home.
This obituary first appeared in the August 25th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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