FAIRFAX — John Bachelder Chamberlin, age 89, quietly passed away Thursday, Sept. 26 at Fletcher Allen Hospital after a traffic accident. He was surrounded by loving family and friends.  John was proud of his New England roots having been raised in New Hampshire and moved to Fairfax in 2009 to live with his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Susannah Chamberlin.

He will be remembered for his wonderful smile, gentle ways and stories of rural life in early 20th century New England.  Calling hours were at the HL Young Funeral Home on Main Street in Franklin, N.H., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3.  A graveside service with military honors was held on Friday, Oct. 4 at the Proctor Cemetery in Andover, N.H. at 11 a.m.  A remembrance and celebration of his life will also be held in Fairfax on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the United Church of Fairfax on Fletcher Road at 2 p.m.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Fairfax Rescue Squad, PO Box 428, Fairfax, VT 05454.   To view a more complete obituary please visit www.awrichfuneralhomes.com.