PLYMOUTH — Visiting hours will be held on April 4 from 6 to 8 pm with a service of remembrance at 7:30 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock for Robert N. Earle, 85, who died at his home on March 29 surrounded by family. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Robert was born on Feb. 19, 1929 in Bridgewater, son of Clifford and Vera (Furman) Earle.
Robert went to school in Bridgewater and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1947.
He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict from 1954 to 1956. He returned home to Plymouth and worked a number of years on the family farm. In 1964 Robert went to work as a Plumber for R. E. Morgan and Sons of Woodstock, retiring in 1994.
Robert was a charter member of the Bridgewater Snow Zippers and enjoyed snowmobiling. He had a great passion for the history of Plymouth and Bridgewater and felt very connected to the land. He felt most comfortable working and gardening around his home and sharing his joy of the land with his family.
Robert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen M. (Laferriere) Earle of Plymouth; four children; Ted Earle of Plymouth, Cindy Earle of Perkinsville, Becky Sebeth of Plymouth, and Donna Fuller of Mary D, Penn. five grandchildren; Andy, Bill, Dan, Kelly, and Shayne and six great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two brothers; Ernest and Carroll Earle, and three sisters; Florence Frost, Marilyn Blodgett, and Naida Geno; and by a grandson Mike.
Those wishing may make memorial donation to VNA Hospice of VT & NH or to the Plymouth Historical Society.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. Condolences may be offered by visiting cabotfh.com.
This obituary first appeared in the April 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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