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Homer H. Kingsbury, Sr.

Bradford, Vt. — Homer H. Kingsbury, Sr., 84, passed away on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. surrounded by loving family.

Born on Dec. 22, 1929, in Wells River, Vt., he was the son of Robert and Florence (Minshull) Kingsbury. He was a graduate of the class of 1949 at Bradford Academy.

On Oct. 16, 1949, he married the love of his life, Lodoiska Maxwell, in Bradford. They had always made their home in Bradford.

Homer worked at Checkerboard Grain in earlier years and was a foreman for the State of Vermont Highway Department for 32 years until his retirement.

He was a member of the Bradford Fire Department for 26 years and he and Lodoiska operated the food booth in the pits at Bear Ridge Speedway for many years. Homer coached Little League when his sons were young and was always happy to provide rides for their fellow teammates.

Family was the most important thing to him. He attended as many of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events as he possibly could. Homer spent many hours playing cards and was a hunter in his younger years. He enjoyed playing Bingo and all the close friends he made there. He was a New York Yankees fan, followed NASCAR and enjoyed going to yard sales and making trips to Las Vegas, Foxwoods and Atlantic City.

Survivors include his children, Homer, Jr. and Shirley of West Newbury, Terry and Rise of Topsham, Kay and Buddy Trojanowski of West Topsham, Paul and Christine of Bradford, Allan and Susan of Hillsboro, N.H. and Mark and Sharon of West Topsham; 19 grandchildren, Tracey and Robert Gauthier, Jamie and Elizabeth Kingsbury, Evan Kingsbury, Willy and Jennifer Kingsbury, Buck and Suzanne Kingsbury, Tara and Steve Simpson, Billie Jo and Charlie Martin, Scott and Lindi, Eric and Amie Trojanowski, Tawnya Baker, Corey and Thelma Kingsbury, Jennifer Trojanowski and Doug Petterson, Kristina Kingsbury and Carmen Schoolcraft, Benjamin and Christina Kingsbury, Kelly Kingsbury, Elizabeth Kingsbury, Katlyn Kingsbury, Timothy and Felicia Kingsbury, Tad Kingsbury and Vanessa Thurston; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert (Sonny) and Joan Kingsbury; sisters-in-law, Freda Kingsbury, Barbara Jean Maxwell and friend, and Judy and Ken Bupp; brothers-in-law, Maurice and Lois Maxwell, Carl (Joe) and Veanne Maxwell; and many nieces and nephews.

Homer was predeceased by his wife of 64 years; his parents; a twin brother, John Kingsbury; five brothers-in-law, Charles, Darrell, Lawrence, Dale and Alton Maxwell; and one sister-in-law, Juanita French.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Oxbow Athletic Department, c/o Oxbow High School, 36 Oxbow Drive, Bradford, VT 05033, Bradford Fire Department, 135 Carson Lane, Bradford, VT 05033 or Orange East Senior Center, 176 Waits River Road, Bradford, VT 05033.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, March 7, 2014, at Hale Funeral Home, 187 Upper Plain, Bradford from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church in Bradford.

The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford are in charge of arrangements.

To view an online guestbook go to www.halefuneralhomes.com.