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Orville L. "Hank" Fields

July 30, 1936 March 27, 2010
Orville L. "Hank" Fields
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Obituary for Orville L. "Hank" Fields

St. Albans – Orville L. “Hank” Fields, 73, a longtime area resident passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2010, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care from injuries sustained in a fire at his home on March 21, 2010. He was born in West Virginia on July 30, 1936, the son of the late George Butterworth and Mary Hudnell. Hank was married to the former Gwen Bockus, who survives him. He served in the United States Air Force and then joined the Vermont Air National Guard. Upon his retirement, he owned and operated Hank’s Nuts and Bolts and he enjoyed tinkering on cars and woodworking. Survivors include his wife, Gwen of St. Albans, their son David Fields and his wife, Anne of Milton and daughter, Deborah Gerow and her husband, Ted of New Haven, Vermont; his grandchildren, Kelsey and Alyssa. In addition to his parents, Hank was preceded in death by a brother, Russell. Hank’s family will receive friends on Thursday, April 1, 2010, from 6 to 8 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. Interment will be later this spring in the Fields family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Private messages of condolence to Hank’s family are welcome at

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