SOUTH STRAFFORD — A memorial service for Henry M. Stanley, 71, who died Aug. 26 at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph surrounded by his family, will be held Sept. 10 at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., at 2 p.m. Visiting hours will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 from 6-8 p.m.
He was born March 2, 1942, in Hanover, N.H., a son of Milan and Edith (Parker) Stanley.
Henry grew up in Quechee and attended schools in Quechee and Hartford.
He was married to Evelyn Chamberlain Oct. 17, 1959, and they have spent the past 54 years together.
Henry spent all of his working life as a truck driver and heavy equipment mechanic in the Upper Valley, retiring from Jewell Transport in 1999 due to illness.
He was an avid woodworker and loved the outdoors, especially camping, feeding wildlife and hunting. Henry also enjoyed firearms and was proud that he was a licensed firearms dealer. More than anything Henry enjoyed being with his family, especially his great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of South Strafford; two sons, Henry M. Stanley, Jr. and Donald Stanley, both of White River Jct.; grandchildren, Deseree Wilson, Tara Irmisch, Lynn Stanley, Donald Stanley, Jr. and Lawrence Welch; three brothers, William W. Stanley of Virginia, Phillip Stanley of Lebanon, N.H., and Robert Stanley of White River Jct.; and two sisters, Mildred Cole of Woodstock and Mary Rice of Enfield, N.H.
Henry was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Stanley.
Condolences may be expressed to Henry’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the September 6, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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