HARTLAND — There will be a celebration of life on Dec. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Damon Hall in Hartland for Kenneth M. Dow, 76, who died surrounded by his family on Dec. 16. Funeral serv-ices will be held on Friday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Hartland Brick Church.
He was born on Jan. 14, 1936, the son of Mervin and Emma (Temple) Dow.
He attended Hartland Elementary School and graduated form Windsor High School.
Her enlisted in the Army and was discharged in 1959.
In 1960, he married Virginia Royce of Hartland.
They lived most of their married life in Hartland.
He was a machinist by trade. He worked at Pratt and Whitney in Hartford, Conn., the Gear Shaper in Springfield, Cone Automatic in Windsor and 20 years at North Hartland Tool. In 1986, he and two sons, Mark and Matthew, started D and D Excavating, where he was president until the day he died.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; his four sons, Jerry and his wife, Martha of Hartland, Jeffrey of Hartland, Mark and his wife, Jan of Hartland, and Matthew and his wife, Deanna of Hartland; his daughter, Cynthia Fletcher and her husband, David of Melrose, Mass.; his sister, Ruth Doxter of Vergennes; seven grandchildren, Sloan, Kyra, Jenna, Zachary, Jaymie, Jody and Adam; and several nieces.
He was predeceased by his brother Ned.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hartland Volunteer Fire Department.
This obituary first appeared in the December 20, 2012 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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