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George A. Sargent, Sr.

Springfield, Vt. — George A. Sargent, Sr., 70, a resident of Springfield and formerly of Windsor, Vt., passed away Thursday morning, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield.

He was born August 4, 1942, in Windsor the son of Richard and Sarah (Taylor) Sargent. He received his schooling in Brownsville. He married Nancy L. Becker in Leominster, Mass. on Feb. 3, 1972. They have resided in Windsor and Springfield most of their married lives. George was employed as a machinist at the former Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor for several years and later at various local machine tool companies. He most recently was employed at Green Mountain Metal in Windsor until his retirement in 2001.

He was a member of the Moose Club in Springfield and the American Legion Post in Chester. He enjoyed playing pool and was a member of the Upper Valley Pool League in White River, Jct. He was fond of attending car races on the weekends and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching and feeding wildlife. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Richard Sargent and Albert Sargent; and by one sister, Sandra Sargent.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy L. Sargent of Springfield; three sons, Scott A. Sargent and his wife, Cheryl of Springfield, Douglas J. Sargent of Belmont, Vt. and George A. Sargent, Jr. and his wife, Michele of Perkinsville, Vt.; two daughters, Cindy Fordham and her husband, John of Lempster, N.H., and Lisa M. Bixby and her husband, James of Belmont, Vt.; several grandchildren including, Scott and Crystal Sargent, Randi and Alana Sargent, Jake and Brandie Sargent, Jessica and Travis Sargent and James Bixby, Jr.; several great grandchildren including, Damien Sargent, Hennessey and Aria Sargent, GeovannieCruise, Julianna Sargent, Karson Robinson and Samuel McMillan; three brothers, Thomas Sargent of Windsor, Michael Sargent of Springfield and Donald Sargent of Tunbridge; two sisters, Jacqueline Sargent of Tunbridge and Rebecca Davis of Bellows Falls; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service. The funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Charlton, Pastor of the First Baptist of Chester, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Upper Valley Humane Society at 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, NH 03748.

Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com