Burton “Burtie” Cole, 68, Leicester

Burton Cole

LEICESTER — Burton “Burtie” Daniel Cole, 68 passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022 at Porter Medical Center Hospital, Middlebury.  The son of Burton H. and Jeanette (Desabrais) Cole, he was born in Middlebury on February 22, 1954. 

Burtie grew up on the family dairy farm and was a lifelong farmer. He received his early education in Leicester and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1972. On July 5, 1980, he married Beth Ann Jackson in Middlebury. 

He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Patriots fan and also enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.

Burtie is survived by his wife Beth of Leicester; son, Daniel James Cole of Redmond, Wa; daughter, Jessica Lynn Cole of Mendon, Ma, and his sister Romona McNulty of Winter Haven, Fl.  He is also survived by four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents Burton and Jeanette and brother Russell Moulton.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, 26 Franklin Street in Brandon. 

The funeral service in celebration of his life will be held on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Forest Dale Christian Fellowship Church.  The Rev. Barry Tate will officiate. Graveside committal services and burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Forest Dale Christian Fellowship Church, 1895 Forest Dale Road, Brandon, VT 05733, or the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, PO Box 232, Brandon VT 05733. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, Brandon.

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