RICHFORD — Robert A. Stanhope Sr., age 61, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 30, 2014 as a result of an automobile accident at work in Burlington, Vt.

He was born in Hartford, Conn., on May 27, 1953 to the late George Sr. and Virginia (Bonor) Stanhope.

Robert was a hard-working and loving father grandfather and brother. He spent most of his life working in construction; most recently he’s been working for F.W. Whitcomb Construction. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post #12 in Richford. Robert enjoyed spending time outdoors fishing with his son, Dillon and his stories and jokes will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his children, Robert Stanhope Jr. and his wife, Dawn, of Croydon, N.H.; Chris Stanhope and his wife, Karen, of Claremont, N.H.; Neisa Lescarbeau and her husband, Paul, of North Adams, Mass., and Dillon Stanhope and his mother, Darlene of Swanton; his grandchildren, Anthony, Felicia, Zach and Derrick Stanhope and Isabel and Nicholas Lescarbeau; his siblings, George Stanhope of Green Cove Springs, Fla., David Stanhope of Richford, Donny and his wife, Cindy, of Richford, Alfred Zinesky of Berkshire, Tammy Baisley of Enosburg, Penny Minshew, Linda Stanhope and Debby Tolley all of Waycross Ga., Virginia “Rose” Failing of Richford and Jeannette Elwood of Hollywood, Ga., and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Robert was predeceased by his siblings, Shirley Stanhope and Michael Garrow.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until the hour of the service. Interment will follow in St. George’s Cemetery in Bakersfield.

For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Richford American Legion Post # 12, 35 River St., Richford, VT 05476.

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