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William Brogden Obituary, 80

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NEWBURYPORT, Massachusetts — This obituary first appeared in the July 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.


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He was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1933, son of J. Ronald and Mary R. Brogden of North Kingston, Rhode Island.
Bill attended Moses Brown Preparatory School then Swarthmore College, before graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in electrical engineering. He served his country during the Korean War.
Bill and Nancy lived in Hartland for 40 years, where he was actively engaged in many local activities including the planning commission. He was an avid reader and played golf or tennis regularly. Bill loved most of all to be on or near the water, especially sailing on both Narragansett Bay and Lake Champlain. Bill and Nancy traveled the world extensively and lived in Taiwan for four years in the 1970s. He had a wry sense of humor and many good friends over the years.
Bill is survived by his wife of almost 53 years, Nancy Hallahan Brogden; five daughters: Linda Joy (Mrs. Arthur Duperault of Tallahassee, Florida); Aubre (Mrs. Edward Duncan of Ocean View, Delaware); Pamela Jean Modricker (Plympton, Massachusetts); Mary Melissa (Mrs. David Marteney of Harvard, Massachusetts); and Mei-Ling (Mrs. Levi DeCastro of Rutland) He is also survived by his brother Douglas S. Brogden of Wicomico Church, Virginia; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Cards may be sent to 3 Plummer Ave., Newburyport, MA 01950.
In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations can be made in Bill’s name to Lowell’s Boat Shop, a national historic landmark and working museum. This non-profit organization has youth programs that teach the art of building hand crafted wooden boats in an effort to preserve the art and teach young people the value of craftsmanship. Lowell’s Boat Shop, (lowellsboatshop.com) 459 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913. 978-834-0050.

This obituary first appeared in the July 3, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.


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