Robert Rand Jr. Obituary, 65

EAST BARNARD — A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 28 at 1 p.m. in the East Barnard Community Church followed by burial in the East Barnard Cemetery for Robert M. Rand, Jr. who died Jan. 29, 2018 at Barre Gardens in Barre.

Robert was born on March 29, 1952 in Hanover, New Hampshire, son of Robert, Sr. and Eleanor (Burdon) Rand.

A graduate of Hanover High School, Robert served in the United States Navy from 1974 to 1978. He returned home in 1979 and married Marlene Maude VanAlstyne.

Robert cooked at the Sheraton, now the Fireside Hotel in West Lebanon, New Hampshire for a few years until going to work for the Hanover New Hampshire Inn for over 30 years, retiring in 2009.

Robert enjoyed playing golf and watching a number of sports on TV. He was a member of the Ora E. Paul Post #24 American Legion in Woodstock and the Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Department.

Robert is survived by his wife Marlene of East Barnard; his mother Eleanor Rand; one sister Dorothy Rand Jeffrey (husband Joseph); and niece Caitlin Jeffrey all of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the East Barnard Community Club C/O Abner Schlabach, 5026 Broad Brook Road, So. Royalton, 05068.

Arrangements are with the Cabot Funeral Home of Woodstock, Vermont. An online guest book can be found at

This obituary will also appear in the February 8, 2018 edition of the Vermont Standard.

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