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Roland C PatonFebruary 17, 1930 ~ August 11, 2017 (age 87)
Roland C. Paton, age 87, of Davis Lane in Lyndonville, VT passed away at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital on Friday, August 11, 2017.
Roland was born in Washington, VT on February 17, 1930, son to Walter Earl and Laura (Lazer) Paton. He was raised on a farm in Washington, VT and worked with his father in the woods growing up. He joined the U.S. Air Force serving active duty in Korea. Roland spent his working years as a stone cutter and polisher-finisher for S & L Garrand in Barre. He later moved to Charleston, VT and then Lyndonville where he has lived for over 10 years.
Roland liked riding his Harley in his younger years but traded it in for a boat so he could take the family with him. He did a lot of boating and camping, greatly enjoying time with his family and friends. He was an avid hiker. He liked bowling, fishing and hunting, especially bird hunting. As he grew older he got away from hunting but still enjoyed watching wildlife.
Roland is survived by his three children: Ken Paton and wife, Jo-Anne, of East Orange, VT, Randy Paton of Chelsea, VT, and Debbie Paton of Barre, VT; a brother: Oland Paton and wife, Ramona, of East Barre, VT; a sister: Sylvia Mercier of Bangor, ME; six grandchildren: Shannon, Caleb, Scott, Damien, and Nicholas Paton and Heather Paruse; and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son: Jake Brian Paton in 2002; as well as nine of his twelve siblings: a child, Clint Thomas, Walter Paton, Deloros Russell, Marion Laventure, Henrietta ‘Pat’ Gordon, Laura Emerick, Larry Paton, baby Evelyn, and Raymond Paton.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 1PM at the Chelsea Town Hall in Chelsea, VT.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.saylesfh.com