HARRY E. HARDWICK JR.

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RICHFORD — Harry E. Hardwick Jr., age 95, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the St. Albans Health Care and Rehab Facility.

Harry was born May 3, 1918 in Richford, the son of the late Harry E. Hardwick Sr. and Mae (Laflam) Hardwick.

In 1936 Harry married Geneva Bordo of Richford, his wife of 56 years until her passing in 1992. He was a WWII Army veteran serving proudly in Europe as a Combat Medic. He was a life member of the American Legion Post #12 of Richford and the VFW.

Harry retired from Blue Seal Feeds in Richford after 40 years of employment to enjoy his lifetime passion for trout fishing and hunting. He also loved to reminisce with family and friends on how much the world around him has changed during his long lifetime.

He was predeceased by his wife Geneva and an infant daughter. He was also predeceased by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wallace and Veronica Patterson of Richford and a nephew, Ivan K. Ingils Jr. of Manchester, N.H. Surviving family members include, Stephen and Cheryl Patterson, Stuart and Audrey Patterson all of Richford, Laurie Baker of Bakersfield, Lisa Patterson of Enosburg, and Jennie Inglis of Manchester, N.H.; several grand nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Hillside Cemetery, Golf Course Road, Richford with Karl Hahr officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

For those who wish, contributions in Harry’s memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 236, Richford, VT 05476 or to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478.

Private messages of condolences may be sent to Harry’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.