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Roger BadgerJuly 29, 1928 ~ May 25, 2017 (age 88)
Roger E. Badger
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Roger was born in Marlborough, MA July 29, 1928. Roger grew up in Orleans County and graduated from North Troy High School in 1947. Roger enlisted in the United States Army in 1948 where he served in Germany until 1952. After his discharge he married Virginia Sheltra of Lowell, Vermont in August of 1952. They moved to West Burke and then to Sutton Vermont where they raised their three children. Roger worked as a mechanic for various businesses before opening his own garage in West Burke in 1959. Roger and his partner Marshall Bingham operated West Burke Garage, Inc. until Marshall retired in 1984. Roger went on to operate Badger's Auto Repair in Sutton, Vermont continuing 24 hour wrecker and snow plowing services, until he retired in 1990. Throughout Roger’s lifetime he was a member of the Freemason Society, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 10038, a former volunteer of the West Burke Fire Department and a member of the Yankee Waters Travelers Club. Roger was also a founding member of the West Burke Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club.
After retirement, from 1990 until 2005 Roger and Virginia traveled across the country in their RV where they spent their winters in Arizona, California and Florida. During the summers home their time was devoted to their grandchildren camping, hiking, boating and fishing. Finally settling down at their home Roger enjoyed gardening, photography, winning at cribbage or any other card game and was a self-taught computer guru. Roger loved passing along emails to his "email jobbers" signing LFO (Little Fat One).
Roger is survived by his wife, of nearly 65 years, Virginia and their canine companion "Rex". Children, Gail Badger and fiancé James Larose of Port Richey, Florida. Audrey Stone and husband Dale of Sutton, VT. Neil Badger of Sutton, VT. Grandchildren, Rodney McCoy and wife Michaell of McIndoe Falls, VT. Micheal Stone and wife Hillary of Concord, VT. Jonathan Badger and wife Naomi of Irasburg, VT. Bobbie-Jo Badger and fiance Mike Davis of West Burke, VT. Jillian Knight and husband David of Waterford, VT. Neil Badger, Jr. of St. Johnsbury, VT. Several great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. Sister, Blanche Abbott and husband Edward of Ashley Falls, MA and several nieces and nephews.
At Roger and the family's request there will be a graveside service at 1PM Thursday June 1, 2017, the Sutton Village Cemetery with Barbara Dwyer officiating.
Memorial Donations may be made in Roger’s name to the North Troy High School Association: c/o Nancy Allen , PO Box 368, North Troy, VT 05859.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.guibordfh.com.
Caledonia Home Health
161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 05819
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North Troy High School Association
P.O. Box 368, North Troy VT 05859