ST ALBANS — Forrest Scott Rose, 92, formerly of Vergennes and Monkton, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 10, 2015 at Franklin County Rehab Center in St Albans.
Forrest was born Jan. 4, 1923 in Pitcairn, N.Y., the only child of the late Clayton and Helen (Scott) Rose. He was married June 18, 1949 to Marylee (Russell) who survives him. He is also survived by his two sons, Dr. Quentin Rose and his wife, Cathy, of St Albans and Bryan Rose and his wife, Kathy, of Essex. Four grandchildren and their families: Kerry and Joe Nicikowski, Zachariah and Alexander of Benbrook, Texas; Scot and Brenda Rose of South Burlington, Melanie and son Donavan, and Rachelle; Colin Rose of Monkton, Eligh and Ember; and Megan Rose of Greensboro.
He graduated from Harrisville High School in 1939 at the age of 16. He served in the US Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1946 aboard the USS Charger, the USS Monterey and the USS Chaffee being honorably discharged having achieved the rank of Chief Quarter Master.
He attended the University of Vermont from 1947-1949 and graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1952. He was admitted to the Vermont Bar in January, 1953 and set up his law practice in Vergennes, retiring in 1977. He served as Addison County Municipal Judge and Addison County State’s Attorney.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, bow hunting, bird hunting, genealogy, and sugaring in the spring to make pure maple syrup. He was a member of the American Legion and a life member of the Vergennes Rotary.
The family wishes to thank Pillsbury Manor Assisted Living in South Burlington and Franklin County Rehab in St Albans for their kindness and excellent care.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Jan. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home, 48 S Maple Street in Vergennes. Burial will be in the spring in the Monkton Boro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the East Pitcairn Wesleyan Church, 148 County Route 23, Harrisville, NY 13648 or to the Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491.