GEORGIA – Robert R. Fielding, a longtime resident of the community, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at the UVM Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Burlington, the son of the late Maurice and Dorothy (Lantman) Fielding. Bob was 82 years old.
Bob was a 1952 graduate of Bellows Free Academy, and then joined the U.S. Naval Reserve and the Vermont National Guard. Bob was associated with his dad at Fielding’s Store in Georgia for many years. He was also a Sales Representative for Sunshine Biscuit and retired following 25 years as a sales rep for Kraft Foods.
Bob loved to travel but he was always excited to return home and enjoyed countless hours on the lake boating with family and friends. He could often be seen riding his lawnmower or gardening with his family. Family was the most important thing to Bob and he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Constance (Hebert) Fielding, their children, Sherry Fielding, Julie Fielding, Jeff Fielding and his wife, Nancy, and Cathy Waine and her husband, Roy, as well as his loving grandchildren, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and her husband Travis, Victoria Gaetani and her husband, Joseph, Alex Waine and his wife, Renee, Garrett Guilbault and girlfriend, Brie Friend, Meagan Seitz Smith and Kaelin Fielding Seitz. He has four great-granddaughters that have been the light of his life, Isabel and Madelyn Gaetani, Sofia Fitzgerald, and Beth Lussier. He was looking forward to the arrival of his first great-grandson in September. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Harold Hebert and his wife, Sally, his sisters-in-law, Denise Phenix and her husband, Bob, Sylvia Sweet and her partner, Billy Miller. He also leaves Debbie Fielding and Steve Fielding and his wife, Rhonda, along with many other nieces and nephews. His very close friends Cliff and MaryAnn Kerr and his loyal grand dog Tilly.
In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his loving granddaughter, Deirdre Lee Guilbault on June 22, 2016, and his brother, Donald Fielding and nephew, Randy Fielding.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thurs., July 14, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday July 15, at 2:00 p.m. at the Ascension Parish, 3157 Ethan Allan Highway, Georgia with the Reverend Henry Furman as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the family lot in Georgia Plain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Georgia Fire and Rescue Association, 4134 Ethan Allan Highway, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
Messages of condolence to the Fielding family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.