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Obituary: Jeffrey Lee Minor, 1959‑2020

Owner of Minor's Country Store provided for his family, friends and community

Published December 29, 2020 at 6:00 a.m.
Updated December 29, 2020 at 11:55 a.m.

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Jeffrey Lee Minor, 61, died peacefully early Christmas morning, December 25, 2020, at his home with loving family by his side following a battle with glioblastoma.

Jeff was born on November 4, 1959, in Burlington, the son of Lee and Louise (Potvin) Minor.

A lifelong resident of Fairfax, Jeff graduated from BFA Fairfax in 1977. Before graduating, he bought the local country store, now known as Minor’s Country Store.

Jeff loved friends and families, playing cards, organizing large family functions, and his trips to Maine, Montréal and the Cape. In later years, he got more into traveling. His favorite time of the year was Christmas, especially with his nieces and nephews. His one frivolous purchase was in buying his convertible Mustang and cruising.

He is survived by his parents, Lee and Louise Minor, of Fairfax; his sister Diane Bacon of Colchester; and his brother Glenn Minor and his wife, Amy, of Westford. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews Aaron Minor and his wife, Lisa, of Fairfax, whom Jeff enjoyed watching carry on his legacy; Kellie Minor and Charles Rowse of Fairfax; Nick Bacon and Kristiana Boucher of Williston; Addison and Anna Minor of Westford; and Kris Irwin and his wife, Xem, of Winooski; as well as his great nieces and nephews Noah, Skylar, Avery, Nolan, Kira and Kora; and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

He was predeceased by his brother Alan Minor in 1998; Alan’s wife, Annette, in 2010; and Diane’s husband, Mike Bacon, in 2011.

Jeff treated all of his employees and customers as extended family.

He was the nucleus of his family; he gave more than he ever asked of anybody. He would provide for his family, his community and friends. If he saw a need, he tried to fill it.

Special thanks is given to his cousin and special friend Brion Houston and his cousin Suzy Goulette, his friend Scott Beckwith, and all of his doctors and caregivers at the University of Vermont and Boston for all the care they gave him during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jeff’s name may be made to the UVM Cancer Center for Children.

Visiting hours are Wednesday December 30, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. A graveside service will be Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 1 p.m. at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Fairfax.

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