BERKSHIRE — Donald L. Wetherby, age 62, passed away Monday morning, April 7, 2014 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans with his family at his side.

He was born November 23, 1951 in St. Albans the son of the late, Irving and Bessie (McKinney) Wetherby.

Donnie’s many passions included being a member of the Berkshire Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years serving as Captain for the majority of that time. His greatest passion was the open road. There was nothing he liked better than driving. He drove for many companies over the years, including, Alan Vaillancourt, Luc Desautels, Richard Green, Ivan Charbonneau, Terry Hill and most recently, David Couture. He also owned and was the cook at Sam’s Country Kitchen for six years. Donnie was the type of man that would give the shirt off his back if he could.

He is survived by his wife, Samantha Brace of Berkshire; his children, Irving Wetherby and his wife Christina of Berkshire Stacey Betourney of Framingham, Conn., Kayla Wetherby of Berkshire, and Zoe Raymond of Berkshire; his grandchildren, Jade, Taylor, Keagan and MacKenzie Wetherby, and Kyle Betourney; his sister, Jacqueline Meunier and her husband, Raymond, of Richford; his brothers, Raymond “Butch” Phillips of Franklin, Robert Phillips and his wife, Brenda, of Putney, Bruce Wetherby and his wife, Debbie, of Berkshire, and Michael Wetherby and his wife, Nancy, of Burlington; many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Donnie was predeceased by his brother, David.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. There will be no formal funeral service and burial will take place at the convenience of the family in the Berkshire Center Cemetery.

For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Spears Funeral Home, P.O. Box 396, Enosburg Falls to help his family with funeral expenses.

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