Philip E. Bartlett

DOVER- Philip E. Bartlett, 71, a well-known resident of East Dover died on Monday, September 23, at Grace Cottage Hospital surrounded by his family. The son of Edwin and Marion I. (Johnson) Bartlett, he was born in Brattleboro on January 3, 1948. Mr. Bartlett grew up in East Dover where he attended Dover Elementary School in a one-room schoolhouseand then the school moved to what is now the Dover Library. He attended Brattleboro High School, graduating in 1966. He was a US Army veteran and served in Germany during the Vietnam War.
A lifelong farmer, he worked on Bill Holland’s dairy farm during his teenage years. He worked for Dick Holland doing construction work in the 1970s. He later worked for nearly 35 years for the town of Dover Highway Department, 30 of those years as road commissioner.
Mr. Bartlett was very involved in his community and family. He was a member of the East Dover Volunteer Fire Department, member of the Future Farmers of America, Friend of Dover School since 1988, and member of the Windham County Solid Waste District. He became a member of the Dover Selectboard in 1988, served as a Vermont state representative from 2002 to 2006, and was a trustee of the Deerfield Valley Farmers’ Day Fair for many years.
Mr. Bartlett leaves his wife Sandra (Mundell) Bartlett; children and families, Melissa Bartlett and Ray Fletcher, of East Dover, Carl Bartlett and Brenda Pike, of East Dover, Traci Bartlett and Jesse Corbeil, of East Dover; grandchildren Mariah Powers, Grace Powers, Justin Powers, Cassandra Fletcher, Ericka Fletcher, Taylor Bartlett, Tyler Veraguth, Teagan Veraguth, and Addison Corbeil; his siblings and spouses, Sheila Lowe and Reg Lowe, of Jamaica, Warren Bartlett, of East Dover, and Steven and Edna Bartlett, of East Dover; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Effie Chamberlin and Eleanor Lowe, and brothers Rexford Bartlett and Kenneth Bartlett.
A service to celebrate Mr. Bartlett’s life will be held at the family homestead at 43 Holland Road on Friday, September 27, at 1 pm.
Memorial gifts may be made to the East Dover Volunteer Fire Department or Grace Cottage Hospital in care of the Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363.  To send personal condolences visit


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