MILTON – Arnold ‘Red’ Garnett, 88, died peacefully Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, 2015, at the Starr Farm Rehabilitation Center in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family.
Red was born on Aug. 13, 1927, in Weathersfield, Vt., the son of Walter and Victoria (Smith) Garnett. Mr. Garnett served his country during WWII in the Merchant Marines and in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Red was married to Celia Garnett, who predeceased him in 1991. He later married Francis Morin, who also predeceased him in 2014.
He had retired from UVM in 1977 and was a master plumber, electrician and HVAC mechanic. Red was a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, the Eagles, and the American Legion Post # 57.
Mr. Garnett is survived by his children: Sandra Garnett of N.Y., Carol Williams of Milton; Richard Garnett and his wife Barbara of W. Va.; Tina Moat and her husband Mike of TX; Jim Garnett and his wife Lisa of Ind.; his step-daughter Theresa Johnson and husband Michael of Milton; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter Marion “Dee Dee ” Garnett, stepson Marcel Baril and his brothers Walter Garnett and Fayette Scott.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton.