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David Sullivan Rugg

June 26, 1937 September 20, 2016
David Sullivan Rugg
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St. Albans – David Sullivan Rugg, a lifelong area resident passed away on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016, at The Villa.

He was born in St. Albans on June 26th, 1937, the son of the late George and Bernadine (Sullivan) Rugg. David was 79 years old.

David was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in St. Albans and went on to receive a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont. He was extremely proud of his accomplishments and time served with the Vermont Army National Guard and the St. Albans Co-Operative Creamery. He retired from the Vermont Guard after nearly thirty years of service as Full-Bird Colonel and cherished the friendships made during that time. He also worked at St. Albans Co-Operative Creamery for forty years where he retired as Field Director. David will always be remembered for his jokes and storytelling at the Co-op’s annual meeting. David was a communicant of St. Mary’s Parish, a member of Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion and St. Albans Lodge 1566, B.P.O.E.

Survivors include his son, Thomas Rugg and his wife, Kate, and their children, Sean, Finnian and Madeline of Shelburne, as well as his sister, Patricia Rugg and his brother, John “Jack” Rugg and his wife, Cynthia, of St. Albans and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 23rd, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 45 Fairfield Street, St. Albans with the Reverend Maurice J. Roy as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be at a later date in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph.

As an alternative to flowers, please send memorials in David’s name to Christ the King School, 136 Locust Street, Burlington, Vermont 05401.

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5:00 PM 9/22/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/22/2016 7:00:00 PM
Heald Funeral Home

87 S. Main Street
Saint Albans, VT 05478

Heald Funeral Home
87 S. Main Street Saint Albans 05478 VT
United States

A Mass of Christian Burial




11:00 AM 9/23/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

45 Fairfield Street
St. Albans, VT 05478

St. Mary's Catholic Church
45 Fairfield Street St. Albans 05478 VT
United States

Cemetery Details


Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Final Resting Place

487 Furnace Road
Randolph Center, VT 05061

487 Furnace Road Randolph Center 05061 VT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Christ the King School

136 Locust Street
Burlington, VT 05401

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