WINDSOR — A Funeral service for Ralph A. Burnham, 67, a longtime resident of Windsor, who died suddenly Jan. 20, at his home, was held Jan. 25 at the Knight Funeral Home. Rev. Amanda Lape-Freebert, Pastor of the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor, officiated. Committal services will be held in the spring in the family lot in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.
He was born Jan. 29, 1945 in Worcester, Mass., the son of Morris Wayne and Flossie (Gibbs) Burnham.
He received his schooling in Windsor. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War Era. He was employed by Knox and Sons Tree Service in Windsor for several years and later for Asplundh Tree in Hartland. He also was employed by the Town of Windsor Highway Department for several years. He most recently drove a truck for Kleen Linen in Lebanon until his retirement in 2004. During his retirement he enjoyed snowplowing. He was a member of the Windsor Lions Club and the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Yaunita (Kribstock) Burnham of Windsor; one son, Ralph A. Green and his wife Marni, of Danville, four daughters, Lorie A. Burnham-LaFlam and her husband, Thaddeus of Brandon, Lynn M. Burnham of Newport, Lisa M. Kribstock of Windsor and Melissa Sanborn of Claremont, N.H.; two brothers, Wayne Burnham of Hartland and Thomas Burnham of Claremont; one sister, Marie Edwards of Cornish, N.H.; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; and two sisters, Shirley Kibling in 2010 and Beatrice Gibbs in 2012.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Lions Club, c/o Timothy Cary, Treasurer, 467 Sunset Land, Windsor, 05089.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuenralhomes.com
This obituary will first appeared in the February 7, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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