Guy C. Miller, Sr.
Corinth, Vt. — Guy C. Miller, Sr., 88, of Corinth passed away peacefully at Rowan Court Nursing Home in Barre, Vt. early Saturday morning, Feb. 2, 2013. Guy was born Sept. 1, 1924, in Corinth to G. Stanley Miller and Dama Miller (Butterfield). Guy is predeceased by his wife of 55 years Gloria Miller, his parents and his brothers, Ted and Stanley Miller, as well as his sisters, Iselle Miller and Mary (Miller) Lund.
Guy graduated from Bradford Academy in June of 1942.
Guy worked many local jobs during his lifetime. He was a logger, a farmer, a school bus driver, and an auto-mechanic. Throughout the years he held several town offices within the Town of Corinth which included school director and was a lifelong grange member at the Riverside Grange # 455. In 2000, he was honored by the State of Vermont for his public service to the Town of Corinth.
Guy had many interests and loves. One of his favorite things to do was gardening. Any person driving Route 25 would notice his garden from the road and be amazed by the sheer size of it. Another great love of Guy’s was Contra Dancing. Guy and his wife Gloria were very active with the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers, they spent many happy years dancing with friends and entertaining people.
Guy also spent most of his time in early spring on the Miller farm in Corinth boiling sap to make maple syrup, maple cream and maple candy. Guy would often tap up to 2000 trees in one season. Often times during good sap runs he was known to spend days in his sugar house boiling 18 hours a day, doing what he had to do to get the syrup made. Each year the signal of the end of sugaring season was the annual sugar on snow parties at Guy and Gloria Millers which will sadly be missed.
Guy was a person who could be counted on, he was warm and caring but firm when he needed to be, especially if it involved Federal, State or Local government. Guy was quick with a smile and enjoyed a good story. It was this warm personality that allowed Guy to make friends where ever he went.
Guy is survived by his sons, Guy C. Miller Jr., Stanley W. Miller and his wife, Mary all of Corinth; his grandchildren, Melissa Links and her husband, Brian, Jayson W. Miller and Guy C. Miller III; Guy’s great grandchildren, Garrett S. Links, Megan G. Links and Guy Chase Miller.
Celebration of Guys life will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at East Orange Union Church. There are no calling hours. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donation may be made in memory of Guy Miller Sr. to Grange # 455.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford, Vt. is in charge of arrangements.
To view an online guestbook go to www.halefuneralhome.com.