HARTLAND — The committal service with military honors for Arthur W. Rosson, 84, a resident of Hartland, who passed away on April 24 at his home in Hartland, will be held Monday, June 16 at noon at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center. The Rev. Paul Sawyer, Pastor of the Hartland Four Corners Universalist Unitarian Church will officiate. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements.
HARTLAND — The funeral service was held April 27 at the Hartland Congregational Church for Arthur W. Rosson, 84, who passed away at his home in Hartland on April 24, after a long battle with cancer. Rev. Lucia Jackson, Pastor, officiated. A Committal service with military honors will be held in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center at a later date.
He was born Sept. 11, 1929 in New Haven, Conn., the son of Ralph and Evelyn Rosson.
He received his schooling in Hamden, Conn. and graduated from Hamden High School in 1947. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, D.C. for several years until moving back to Hamden where he was employed for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. He later moved to Bethany, Conn. where he started Bethany Tree Service, which he owned and operated for 25 years until selling the business.
He married Patricia Warner in Bethany on Dec. 20, 1976. He and his wife moved to Hartland.
Mr. Rosson was most recently employed for Northern Nursery in White River Jct. for 18 years.
He was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post #25 and the VFW. He served as Tree Warden for the town of Hartland for several years. Throughout his life he was proudly involved with youth services and scouting and had served with many civic organizations. He was also a member of the Grange, both in Connecticut and Vermont. He was a member of the Bethany, Connecticut Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, many of those serving as their Captain.
Arthur was fond of farming and playing horseshoes. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia L. Rosson of Hartland; two daughters, Catherine Wilder of Durham, Conn., and Allison Rosson of Hamden, Conn; five sons, Raymond Rosson of Oxford, Conn. Cliff Rosson of Bethany, Conn. Richard Warner of Hartland, Randall Warner of Bethany, Conn. and Robert Warner of Woodbridge, Conn; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a very special “furry friend” named “Duke.”
He was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, Ralph Rosson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartland Rescue Squad at PO Box 403, Hartland, 05048 or to the Wounded Warrior Project at 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202 Boston, Mass. 02140.
Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
This obituary first appeared in the May 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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