Clyde C. Twitchell
WHITINGHAM- Clyde C. Twitchell Sr., 99, a resident of Town Hill Road, and an 11th-generation descendent of John and Priscilla Alden of the Mayflower, died March 12 at Pine Heights in Brattleboro.
Mr. Twitchell was born in Braintree, MA, on February 23, 1920, the son of the late Lawson and Mildred Dyer Twitchell, and attended local schools. In his earlier years he worked as a tool and die maker in Boston, and upon moving to Vermont, became a farmer. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons Unity Lodge in Jacksonville; a member of the Shriners; and Whitingham town lister for over 20 years.
Mr. Twitchell enjoyed collecting rocks, traveling, sugaring, woodworking, and listening to Celtic music. He is survived by his children David Twitchell and his wife Pamela, Allan Twitchell, and Clyde Twitchell Jr., all of Whitingham, and Carol Bestick and her husband Earle, of MA; sister Eleanor Bestick, of Braintree, MA; grandchildren Jessica, David, Karl, and Brian Twitchell, Earle Bestick Jr., Elizabeth Bestick Beaune, and Todd Bestick; great-grandchildren Davey, Chase, Hailey, Gabriel, James, Serena, Hailey, Alexander, Brayden, Dianna, and Trevor; and great-great-grandchild Theo.
Mr. Twitchell was preceded in death by his wife Florence Prescott Twitchell on March 1, 2002; son Brian Kenneth Twitchell in infancy, and his sister Shirley Beckenhues.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 17, at Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home. Interment will take place later in the spring. Memorial gifts may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home PO Box 215 Wilmington, VT, 05363.
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