SHELDON  — Robert Earl Bushey, age 71, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born on Sept. 23, 1943 in Cambridge, Vt., the son of Eugene and Susie (LaPlant) Bushey.  He worked at Rock-Tenn in Sheldon from July 1966 to October 2008, retiring after 42 years of dedicated service.

Bob was a family man, great father and friend to all who knew him.  He especially enjoyed cars and racing.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Bushey, Jr. of Berkshire and Brian Bushey and his partner, Jennifer Pelston, of Sheldon; three daughters Lori Bushey and her partner, Scott Lucier, of Swanton, Kimberly Bushey and her partner, William Clark, of Swanton and Amy Farnham of Sheldon; 12 grandchildren; one great grandchild; a brother Raymond Bushey of Sheldon and a sister Rita L’Esperance and her husband, Jerry, of St. Albans.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his former wife, Sandra Mosier; two brothers, Louis and Joseph Bushey and two sisters Lillian Lapan and Laura Taylor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 222 Missisquoi St. in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Roger Charbonneau officiating.  Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, May 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home 96 Dickinson Ave, Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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