Richard William Rowe, 81, of Brandon

Richard William Rowe

BRANDON — Richard William Rowe, age 81, passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at his home in Brandon.

“Rick” was born in Proctor on Jan. 5, 1941. He was the son of William and Evelyn (LaDuke) Rowe. 

He grew up in Brandon, where he received his early education and graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1959. Afterward, he served in the Vermont Army Guard. He later received training as a professional barber. 

He and his late father owned and operated Rowe’s Barber Shop in Brandon for many years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge No. 25 in Brandon. He was an avid fisherman and shootist and ran a trap line.

He is survived by his son, John W. Rowe, and his wife, Michelle of Brandon; his former wife and mother of his children, Theresa Rowe of Brandon. Four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive him. 

He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Richard Allen “Ricky” Rowe; a brother, Gordon Lee; and a sister, Shelia Bovi.

The graveside committal service and burial will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m., in the family lot at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon. Members of St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt., 05733.

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

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