David Elliot

MARLBORO - David Whitney Elliott, 64, a lifelong resident of Higley Hill, died peacefully at his home in the company of his loving family on the morning of Sunday, November 27.
David was born in Brattleboro on February 18, 1958. He was the son of Robert Elliott III and the late Volitia (Whitney) Elliott. His ancestors had settled in Marlboro in 1770. David grew up on Higley Hill, where he spent much of his time on the Whitney family farm. He attended Marlboro Elementary School and later Wilmington High School. He also attended the career center at Mt. Anthony Union High School in Bennington, where he learned lifelong skills in the machine shop classes. He graduated with the Wilmington High School class of 1977.
During his youth he worked at the Whitney Farm and then in the family business, Elliott Trucking Corp. In 1992 he began working for the town of Marlboro Highway Department and was promoted to road foreman in 1994, a position he kept until recently, retiring due to his declining health. David not only served his town on the highway department but as chief of the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Company from 1994 until 2019; he had joined the department in his early teens. The people of the town of Marlboro would recognize his contributions each year to the town with a standing ovation at the annual Town Meeting.
David was a trusting, hard-working man who would help anyone who was in need of assistance. Coming from a family of hunters, he especially enjoyed spending time at camp in Norton and raising beagles; he loved his special hunting dog Misty. He also enjoyed fishing and watching his three grandchildren grow up.
He is survived by his father Robert Elliott III, of Marlboro; his wife Lisa (Shapiro) Hecht, of Marlboro; a son, Daniel Elliott, and girlfriend Stephanie Staib, of Marlboro; daughter Billie Jo Hall and husband Charles, of East Dover; sister Melinda Coombs and husband Bill, of Jacksonville; brother Robbie Elliott and wife Mary Anne, of Orlando, FL; grandchildren Lucas, Chelsey, and Elliot; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a son, David W. Elliott Jr., and a sister, Kathy Dix.
David will be laid to rest  privately next to his son in the Clark Warren Cemetery. A public celebration of life will take place and be announced at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Marlboro Volunteer Fire Company in care of the Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send personal condolences to the family visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

The Deerfield Valley News

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