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Carlyle R. "Buddy" Burnor

August 11, 1920 March 26, 2008
Carlyle R. "Buddy" Burnor
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Carlyle R. “Buddy” Burnor Swanton - Carlyle R. “Buddy” Burnor, 87, a resident of this area since 1993, passed away unexpectedly, early Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at his home on the Bushey Road. Carlyle was born the second son of seven to the late Rachel and Gladys (Sweet) Burnor. He was born in St. Albans, Vermont on August 11, 1920. On November 19, 1941, in Holy Angels Church, he married the former Ernestine Menard, who survives him. Buddy and Ernestine were residents of Sheldon for thirty-five years before moving to Swanton. Buddy served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He retired after twenty-seven years of service with the former Central Vermont Railway. Prior to his employment with the railroad he worked as a farm hand for several farms in Franklin County, was employed by the former St. Albans Grain Company and the former H.P. Hood, Company. He was a member of Green Mountain Post #1, American Legion. Buddy enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing or growing vegetables in his garden. Survivors include his wife of sixty-six years, Ernestine of Swanton; their son, Francis Burnor and his wife, Susan of Sheldon; their daughter, Dawn Quick and her husband, David of Swanton; eleven grandchildren, Jessica, Tonya, Michael, Darren Quick and his wife, Sara, Daniel, Tracy, Gene, Jonathan, Monica, Edwin and Dante; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Allard Burnor and his wife, Marion of Grand Isle; Duane Burnor and his wife, Janet of Cambridge and Terris Burnor and his wife, Shirley of Massachusetts. Buddy is also survived by two special cousins, Duane Sweet and Nathan Sweet and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Buddy was preceded in death by a son, Reginald Burnor in 1967; a great-granddaughter, Alexandria Quick; three brothers, Harlan Burnor who was killed at the Battle of the Bulge, Durwood and Stanley. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2008, at 4:00 P.M. in the Heald Funeral Chapel. 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with the Reverend William D. Simmons, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of St. Albans officiating. Buddy’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be later this spring in the Burnor family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Holiday House Nursing Home, 642 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or the Franklin County Rehab Center, 110 Fairfax Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Messages of condolence to the Burnor family are welcome at

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