Robert Picken Obituary

September 26, 2012

in News,Obituaries

BROWNINGTON — A gathering for Robert A. Picken, 72, who died Sept. 19 at his home will be held at the Happy Hour Restaurant in Wells River on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1-5 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
He was born Nov. 9, 1939 in Wilder, the son of Arther and Beatrice (Wheeler) Picken.
On April 9, 1960, he married Shirley Vance who survives him.
Robert was employed as a truck driver for Mowers News in White River Junction, where he retired in 2002.
Among his hobbies, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and attending family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Picken of Brownington; by his children, Alan Picken of South Royalton, Steven Picken and his wife, Cathy of Sharon and Elizabeth Picken of Brownington; grandchildren, Michael Perkins, Robert Perkins, Jessica Picken, Alan Picken, Jr., Andrew Picken, Steven Picken, Jr., Megan Mae Picken, Mary Elizabeth Rhodes, and Jonah Rhodes; five great-granddaughters; his brothers and sisters, Norman Picken and his wife, Linda of White River Junction, William Picken and his wife, Noreen of Texas, Norma McClelland of White River Junction, and Saundra Koloski and her husband Henry of Quechee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister Thelma Johnson.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc. 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, 05855.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
This obituary first appeared in the September 27, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.

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