NORWICH — Services for Charles Newton Stickney, Jr., 81, who died March 13 at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Jct., were held March 18 at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct.
He was born March 4, 1933 in Norwich, son of Charles N. and Lillian Mae (Church) Stickney.
Charlie grew up and attended school in Norwich. After graduating from Hanover High School in Hanover, N.H., the Class of 1952, he enlisted and served with the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Germany as a Military Police Officer during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning to the states he married Ann Thibodeau of White River Jct., on Feb. 2, 1957. They lived in the home in Norwich where he was raised. Charlie worked for several years as a land surveyor, first for a firm in Hanover, then later in Springfield and finally in Randolph.
He then took employment at Dartmouth College as a Security Officer and worked there for the next 23 years, retiring in 1999.
Charlie enjoyed reading, gardening, hunting and fishing. He loved to tell stories about his days in the woods surveying and the time he spent overseas during his service. His family and friends will remember his incredible clam chowder and his homemade carrot cake. Charlie loved to spend time puttering around the house. He was indeed “the most aggravating man you liked to love.”
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post 2571 in White River Jct.
He is survived by his wife of Norwich; three sons, Charles Stickney of Norwich, Thomas Stickney of Thetford Center, Greg Stickney of Bethel; a daughter, Ellen LaRoche of Newport; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Stickney of Warner, N.H. and Morris Stickney of Woodstock; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 663, White River Jct., 05001.
Condolences may be expressed to Charlie’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
This obituary first appeared in the March 20, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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