Gifford Roscoe Hart Jr. born on February 25, 1930 passed away on December 17, 2019. Gifford was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, sportsman, and lover of life.

He is survived by his wife, Bronislawa “Rusty” Hart; sons Gifford R. III of Fairfield, John D., Joseph C. (Erika) of Essex Junction, and Curtis C. (Rebecca) of Austin, Texas. He will be sorely missed by his five grandchildren: Gifford R. IV (Emma), Margot Cummings (Andrew), Tremaine W., Sonja, Christopher (Jorie), and great-granddaughter Aurora.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks that donations be made in Gifford’s memory to The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ( The wake will be held Sunday, Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home 1176 Main St, Fairfax, VT. Mass Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 at St. Pius X Parish in Essex Junction.

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