PHILIP E. PLAYFUL

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FAIRFIELD — Philip E. Playful, age 73, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his home with his loving family at his side.

Phil was born in Morrisville on Feb. 28, 1941 the son of the late Earl and Elsie (Chamberlain) Playful. He graduated from Cambridge High School in 1959.  Phil worked for CVPS for 38 years as a lineman, and then took early retirement in 1999.  He then worked farming, sugaring, haying and getting wood out.  Phil, like his father enjoyed the great outdoors.  He enjoyed hunting, trapping, fishing and spending time at their camp on the mountain in Jeffersonville. His boys and Phil camped and hiked the mountains while hunting and getting fire wood. He shared this love with his family and friends.   The past twelve years he has shared this joy with his very special nephew Nicholas Pond, whom he has taught to enjoy all the things he did and spent quality time together. Friends and family helped build an addition on to camp last fall and everyone will continue to enjoy it for years to come.  He was a long time member of the NRA and the Trappers Association.  Phil and Cindy got to take their dream trip to Alaska and Canada in 2011.  They also enjoyed many trips to Maine with family and friends.

He was a great husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all.  He is survived by his wife, Cindy, sons Dennis, Gregory, Matthew and his partner, Katie, and daughters Wanda and husband, Andy, Greta and husband, Mark, and grandson Jack, sister Mitchi King and husband, John, brother-in-law Jim and Suz-anne Carpenter, sister-in-laws Mary Mason, Dianne and Arthur Tibbits, and Carole Carpenter.  He was looking very forward to the arrival of his first granddaughter’s birth the end of July.  He also leaves many special nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents, in-laws John and Betty Carpenter and brother-in-law Louie Mason.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ades and his staff; Dr. Babb and his staff; Franklin County Home Health and staff; and the staff on the Oncology Floor at FAHC.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with family friend Rev. Robert Boutwell officiating.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home.

Phil’s very dear friends Bill and Beth Ryan are in Honduras with World Gospel Mission and Phil supported their work and would like memorial donations in his memory to go to support them.  Donations can be made to World Gospel Mission and mailed to another one of Phil’s dear friends Joe Walsh, 13 Upper Newton St. St.Albans, Vermont  05478.

Messages of condolence may be sent to Phil’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.