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Joseph Eugene "Buck" Bushey, Jr.

February 2, 1959 October 3, 2011
Joseph Eugene "Buck" Bushey, Jr.
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Obituary for Joseph Eugene "Buck" Bushey, Jr.
Sheldon – Joseph “Buck” Eugene Bushey, Jr, 52, a lifelong resident of this area passed away peacefully Monday, October 3, 2011 in the St. Albans Health & Rehab Center with his loving family at his side. Born February 2, 1959, in St. Albans, he was eldest son of the Joseph, Sr and Dorcas (Currier) Bushey. Joe attended elementary school in Sheldon and was a 1977 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. In his earlier years, Joe was employed at the Howrigan family farm in Fairfield, Resolutions in Williston, but was currently employed at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Essex. He was a avid NASCAR fan, with his favorite drivers being Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. Many summer nights were spent at either Thunder Road in Barre or Airborn National Speedway in Plattsburg, New York watching local driver race. He also was a fan of Country Music and was a member of the Sheldon Methodist Church. Joe is survived by his two brothers, David Bushey and his wife, Lisa, of Sheldon and Steven Bushey and his wife, Brenda, of Sheldon; his five sisters, Morleen Moss and her husband, Bruce, of Swanton; Donna Hansen and her companion, David Francis, of Sheldon; Lisa Sweet and her companion, Bobby Gonzalez, of Sheldon; Ann-Marie Parizo and her husband, Chris, of Sheldon and Tammy Merchant and her husband, Travis, of Sheldon; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and special friends, Marty Sorrento, Laurie Robarge and Lisa Bean. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eugene and Susie Bushey, Arlene Currier and Maynard Beyor; his aunt and uncle, Lillian and Lawrence “Sparky” Lapan; aunt, Laura Taylor; brother-in-law, David Sweet, Jr. and childhood friend, Ricky Cook. Joe’s family would like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to the staff at the St. Albans Health & Rehab Center for their compassion and wonderful care. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday; October 4, 2011 from 3 to 7 PM in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday; October 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Sheldon United Methodist Church with the Reverend Kerry Cameron officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s memory may be made James Bashaw Catastrophic Illness Fund, c/o Northwestern Medical Center, Community Relations Office, 133 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or The Sheldon United Methodist Church Food Shelf, P.O. Box 312, Highgate Center, VT 05459. Private messages of condolence are welcome at
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