Franklin Sulham Obituary

March 13, 2013

in News,Obituaries

PITTSFIELD — A memorial service for Franklin H. “Fluffy” Sulham, 80, lifetime resident of Pittsfield, who died Thursday, March 7 at his home, will be held today, Thursday, March 14 at 10 a.m. at the Pittsfield Federated Church. Rev. Howard Gunter, will officiate. There are no calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Pittsfield Village Cemetery.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1932 in Pittsfield, the son of Frank C. and Mary (Westcott) Sulham.
He served in the U.S. Army and was married to Gail Severance on July 5, 1953. She died in 1991.
Fluffy had been a logger, had worked at Phyles & Rice, then Maynard Auto in Rutland, and Bethel Mills until retiring. He was a member of the Pittsfield Federated Church, the American Legion, and the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers. He enjoyed woodworking in his shop.
Survivors include his brother, Arthur Sulham and his wife, Lorraine of Stockbridge; one sister, Olive Tracy of Windsor; his companion, Phyllis Densmore of Chelsea; sister-in-law, Sandy Adams and her husband, Chuck of Bethel; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Gail; and two sisters, Eunice Mills and Roberth Sulham.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Pittsfield Historical Society, c/o Dot Williamson, West Branch Farm Road, Pittsfield, 05762 or to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, 05495.
Online condolences may be left at www.dayfunerals.com. Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.

This obituary first appeared in the March 14, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.


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