Posted by Natasha Courter

Community News Editor

The Facts

Owned by

WILLISTON — Delford “Bud” Janes, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, 2015 at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester.

Bud was born on Aug. 27, 1920, in Richford, the son of Delwin and Laura ( Perrault ) Janes.

He graduated from Richford High School in 1939 and began dairy farming, first in Colchester, then Essex Center and eventually Williston.  He had worked for Strong Hardware, General Electric and the IRS.  He eventually entered into the field of Real Estate, becoming a Broker, then Realtor and formed Janes Real Estate, located in Williston.  He expanded, and partnered with Peter Jacob, forming Janes and Jacob, Inc. of So. Burlington, which he was President for several years.

Bud was a past member, director and President of the Northwestern Vermont Board of Realtors and a founding member of the Northwestern VT Board of the Multiple Listing Service.  He was a member of the Ethan Allen Lodge # 72 of Essex Junction, of the York Rite Masonic Bodies, formerly of Burlington and a Shriner and member of the Mount Sinai Shrine Temple # 3 of Montpelier.

Bud married Barbara Delano on May 11, 1951, who survives him.  Also surviving are his children and spouses, Jeffrey (Karen) Janes, Bonnie (Richard) Ryan, and Gregory (Kathy) Janes; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; his brother Delmar Janes; his favorite cousins, M. Hayden Janes and Charles Quentin Janes and several nieces and nephews.

At Bud’s request, there will be no visiting hours.

Memorials in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army.

A Memorial Service will be at the convenience of the family.

For those who wish, online condolences may be made to