POULTNEY — A celebration of life was held July 30, at the Fair Haven Inn for Harold L. “Harry” Stanyon, 76, who died July 15 at Rutland Regional Medical Center. Private burial was held in Hillside Cemetery, Castleton.
He was born Sept. 17, 1937, in Gloversville, New York, the son of the late Harold F. and Geraldine (Kuhn) Stanyon.
He was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy class of 1955. He also attended Darrow School, Boston University and UVM.
He married Nancy (Noyes) Watts on the Farm in Castleton on July 29, 1984.
Harry was a member of the Poultney Rotary Club, where he had served as president and treasurer, and New York Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Harry was active with the Poultney downtown revitalization and redevelopment.
He loved family, people, animals, horse racing and breeding horses. Together with his wife, Nancy, they loved to go to Saratoga and watch their horses.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Castleton; three sons, Cortland Stanyon and his spouse Robert Daniell of Woodstock, Timothy Stanyon of St. Johnsbury and Jeff Stanyon and spouse Joann of Woodstock; two grandchildren, Timothy Stanyon and Robert Flower; also his cousin, Dr. Don Wilsey of Gloversville, New York.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, 05763; or to the Special Olympics Vermont, 16 Gregory Drive, Suite 2, South Burlington, 05403.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral Home.
This obituary first appeared in the July 31, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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