Edward F. Fenton Jr.
DUMMERSTON - Edward F. Fenton Jr., 96, of West Dummerston, died on Monday, August 8.
Formerly of Medford, MA, he leaves behind his sister Luella (Lucy) Thompson, of Arizona, and his brother Charles Fenton, of Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by his wife Edith M. (Cleaver) Fenton; his brother John Fenton; and his sisters Edith Fenton, of Halifax, and Mildred Shaffer, of Massachusetts. He also leaves behind many friends and his “adopted” Village Pizza family.
He was born in Medford, MA, in 1926 to Edward F. Fenton and M. Pearl (Cafrella) Fenton. Ed graduated from Medford High School/Medford Vocational High School in 1944. He entered the US Navy after graduation and served as a plank owner on the USS Ostara AKA-33 in the Pacific Ocean campaign until the end of WWII.
Ed married Edith Cleaver in June 1946 and they moved to Vermont in 1953. He started out working for Estey Organ, then moved onto Stockwell’s, Marcotts, and Cocoplum as an appliance repairman for 30 years.
Ed and Edith were active volunteers in the Brattleboro area for many years. He sang at the winter carnivals and other productions and at area nursing homes. He sang at any time, anywhere, for anyone. Ed was a devoted member of Masonic and Shrine, at Unity Lodge 89 in Jacksonville, and Cairo Shrine Temple in Rutland. He was also an enthusiastic member of the Oriental Band and was past district deputy of the 8th Masonic District.
Ed was a competitive archer for 40 years, teaching younger archers, and competing in state, regional, and national competitions. He was a life member of Sportsman, Inc. Ed belonged to the National Archery Association, and was past president of Abenaki Archers and Vermont Bowman. Ed was also an avid golfer. Ed had two nicknames: “Squeaky” and “Whiskers,” during his long, productive, and admirably involved life.
Burial will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family through Ker Phaneuf Funeral Home in Brattleboro. To view Edward’s online tribute, send condolences to the family or for more information, visit https:// www.phaneuf.net. Memorial donations may be sent to Shriners Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choosing.