Stanley D. Flint
Springfield, Vt. — Stanley D. Flint died peacefully on Monday, April 1, 2013, a day after his 93rd birthday, at Springfield Hospital.
He was born on March 31, 1920 in Tunbridge, Vt., the oldest son of Edward and Alice Flint. He grew up in Tunbridge and graduated from South Royalton High School. He also participated in the Civilian Conservation Corps with his brother Neal at Camp William James.
He served in the Army Air Force as a Battalion Carpenter in the South Pacific during World War II. Returning to Vermont after the war, he moved to Springfield, with his wife Leona, and worked as a patternmaker for Bryant Grinder, as well as a carpenter/builder with his own business for many years. He also worked for Connecticut Valley Construction and in the District Maintenance Department of the Springfield School District for many years.
He was a member of St. Johns Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and a Past Worthy Patron of Mizpah Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, as well as a member of VFW Post 771 and the American Legion Post 67.
He was predeceased by his wife, Leona and his long-time companion, Elisabeth Goss and also by his brother, Neal and his sister, Irene. Stanley is survived by his sister, Vera of Hartford; and by his three sons, Barry Flint of Chester, James Flint of Greenville, S.C. and Bob Flint of Springfield; and their families, including seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Burial will be private with a Memorial Service to celebrate his life to be held at the First Baptist Church in Chester Vermont on May 18 at 1 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Adult Day Program, c/o Springfield Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 2003, Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.