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Obituary: George E. Wilford, Sr., 1931-2015, Winooski


George E. “Sonny” “Willie” Wilford, Sr. passed away March 10, 2015. He was born March 7, 1931 in Williamstown, Vt to George and Ruth Wilford. He worked for many years as a carpenter, mason, plumber, factory worker and on the railroad. He was a former member of the Civil Air Patrol and was a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed raising sheep, fixing things and working with his hands.

Left to cherish his memory are his children George Wilford, Jr., Sheryal Ann Wilford, Robin Lynn Whalon, Greagory Alan Wilford, their mother Nancy Castle, siblings Elizabeth Morin, and Janice Brousseau, friend Kay Marquette, and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and countless friends. He was predeceased by his infant sisters Ruby Wilford, Marien Wilford and brothers Gary, Robert and John Wilford Sr..

Per his wishes his ashes will be scattered in his beloved Lake Champlain. Arrangements are under the care and direction of LaVigne Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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