POMFRET — A funeral service for Dennis F. Potter, 64, who died Nov. 1, 2011 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a courageous battle with Lung cancer, were held on Nov. 7 in the Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph. Burial and military honors followed.
Dennis was born March 3, 1943 in Randolph, Vermont.
He married Linda Marie Doyle on April 19, 1969 and soon after began his service in the United States Army in Vietnam.
After returning from the war, Dennis settled in Pomfret and worked in the local area as a truck driver. He was the Pomfret Road Commissioner for many years. During the past 11 years he worked in Etna, NH as a property manager.
Dennis was a great outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, camping, sugaring, and working in his gardens. He was a smart and clever man who enjoyed puzzles and crosswords. He was an avid horseshoe player and belonged to the Sharon Horseshoe League. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and taking his wife for evening rides around the beautiful hills of Etna.
Dennis is survived by his wife Linda of Pomfret, VT & Etna, NH; two sons; Dennis R. of Hartland and James E. of Pomfret; one daughter Katie L. Collins of South Royalton; five grandchildren; Austin, Zachary, and Patrick Potter, and Grace and Hannah Collins; and his sister Sheila Murray of Pomfret.
Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Esther (Morrill) Potter; and a brother Wayne.
Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Sharon Horseshoe League, c/o Bob Dean, PO Box 72, Bethel, VT 05032.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, VT. Condolences may be expressed at Cabotfh.com
This obituary first appeared in the Novmember 10th print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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