HARTLAND — Graveside services for David P. Wimett, Sr., 68, who died April 24, 2012 at his home in Hartland, were held April 30 in the Hartford Cemetery.
He was born in Glens Falls, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 1943, the son of Theron and Elizabeth (Nadeau) Wimett. Soon after his birth, David’s biological father passed away, and he was raised by his stepfather, Charles Larabee.
He graduated from Hartford High School. While in school he worked for his father making ice, mail and milk deliveries.
David married Marian Adams on July 17, 1965 at St. Anthony’s Church in White River Jct.
After school, he worked for Potter’s Mobile, Twin State Electric, and Ward Baking Company, all in White River Jct. Later he briefly moved to Topeka, Kan. To work for Goodyear Tire. After returning to the Upper Valley he began working for Cattabriga and Evans Fuels, both in Enfield, N.H. He then started work at Johnson and Dix in Lebanon, N.H., where he would stay for 30 years until his retirement.
David was a member of the Twin State Trail Buster, The Lebanon Motorcycle Club, Montague Golf Club in Randolph, and the Elks Lodge 2099 in Lebanon, N.H.
David loved the outdoors, whether it was riding his Harley, camping or golfing. His greatest joy came from-spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
David is survived by his wife, Marian of Hartland; two sons, David Wimett, Jr. and his wife, Tania of Masaryktown, Fla., and Donald Wimett and his wife, Sarah of Hartland; two daughters, Vicki Braley and her husband, Mike Martin of South Royalton and Charlene Gaudette and her husband, Raymond of Hartford; 10 grandchildren, Spencer, Cassandra, Amanda, Alysia, Cameron, Abbagail, Hunter, Henry, Logan and Gunnar; three great-grandchildren, Hannah, Alex and Anna; a brother, Robert Wimett and his wife, Glenna of Meriden, N.H. and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Elizabeth; his biological father, Theron; his father, Charles Larabee; three brothers, William and Peter Wimett, and Lawrence Lara bee; and a sister, Sally Leavitt.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the NICU at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, N.H. 03756.
This obituary first appeared in the May 3, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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