Douglas R. Painter
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Douglas R. Painter
Douglas R. Painter
Jacksonville- Early on the morning of February 15, the world lost a wonderful hardworking man. Doug Painter was born May 13, 1958, in Burlington and died at home in Jacksonville. Mr. Painter grew up in South Burlington on the Vosburgh family farm where he spent many hours by his grandpa’s side developing a love for animals and the land.

He attended South Burlington schools and played outstanding hockey for many years, It was a sport his dad, Richard Painter, coached and introduced him to at a young age. Graduating from SBHS, Mr. Painter worked in construction and went on to gain certification as a master welder. Highly qualified, he was hired at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant where he remained for more than 18 years. After leaving Vermont Yankee he built and renovated homes and rental properties in southern Vermont. His next career step was to develop a successful Miracle Method franchise throughout Vermont and NewYork.

Mr. Painter loved the home in Jacksonville he shared for many years with his cherished partner Susan Taylor, and the old Rupert schoolhouse his mother Ann passed on to him. He was predeceased by his father. Survivors include his mother, Ann Painter; his daughter, Danielle Latulippe; his partner, Susan Taylor and her sons Shawn (wife Lisa), of Whispering Pine, NC, and Travis, of Sandy Springs, GA; sister, Diana Charland (husband Allan); sister Debra Tamayo (husband Hector); and daughters Erica and Nicole; aunts, Ruth Painter, Jean Painter, and Sue Wiles (husband Linus); along with many loving cousins and friends.

A time for fellowship and refreshments will be held at the Windjammer Garden Room in South Burlington on Friday February 21, from 12 to 2:30 pm. All friends and family are welcome. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 23, at 1 pm, at the Jacksonville Community Church. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Deerfield Valley Rescue, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit
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