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Kermit Bartlett Fitzgerald

June 15, 1936 May 9, 2009
Kermit Bartlett Fitzgerald
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Georgia - Kermit Bartlett Fitzgerald, 72, a life-long resident of Vermont died at his home on Saturday, May 9, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was born in East Fairfield, VT June 15, 1936 the son of the late Thomas and Lillian (Bovat) Fitzgerald. On February 20, 1965, he married Ardell Putnam in Sheldon, Vermont. Kermit is survived by his wife Ardell (Putnam) Fitzgerald of 43 years; daughter Tammy Macintosh of Massachusetts; her children Sara, Ian son, Danny Fitzgerald and his wife, Leandra of Bakersfield; their daughters Sarah and Danielle; daughter, Lisa Lumsden and her husband, Bryan from St. Albans; their children Riley, Jordin daughter, Pam Fitzgerald of St. Albans; her children Michael & Meaghan; daughter, Sherrie Vincent and her husband, Brent from St. Albans; their children Kyle and Brenden; and his new great grandson Mason; his sister Kay Kittell of Sheldon, his sisters-in-law Betty Fitzgerald of Waterbury and Marjorie Fitzgerald of Swanton; and many nieces and nephews. Kermit also leaves behind his life-long friends Claude and June Sheridan of Bakersfield; John and Marjorie Maynard of East Fairfield; Frank & Deana Wells of Georgia; Burt Muzzy of Bakersfield; Debbie Lynch of Fletcher and a very special nephew Kim Fitzgerald of Duxbury; and his dogs who loved him greatly. Kermit was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Lillian (Bovat) Fitzgerald; his twin brother Kenneth Fitzgerald, other brothers Conrad Fitzgerald, Thomas Fitzgerald and his good friend Tommy O’Connell. Kermit was truly devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them and his grandchildren. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed the outdoors and re-telling the stories of his past and present hunting and fishing trips. Kermit worked at St. J&LC Railroad, Lane Construction, Green Construction, Asplundh Tree Service and many sugar houses. He loved the woods. Kermit’s family would like to thank Dr. Thomas and his team at the Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine & Blood Disorders for the four great years we had with him while under their care. In accordance with Kermit’s wishes funeral services will be private and at the convenience of his family. For those who wish, the family suggests expressions of sympathy in Kermit’s name be given to The Jim Bashaw Cancer & Catastrophic Illness Fund through the Northwestern Medical Center, 133 Messenger St., St. Albans, VT 05478. All who knew Kermit will miss his wit, wisdom and larger than life spirit. Assisting Kermit’s family is Win Heald of the Heald Funeral Home and Cremation Service of St. Albans. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family through www.healdfuneral

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