John R. Lewis

Quechee, Vt — John R. Lewis, 89, died Friday, April 5, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. John was born June 10, 1923 to Robert C. and Laura (Perkins) Lewis in Bridgewater, Vt. He graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1941, where he was a member of the ski team. From 1944 to 1946 he served in the US Navy Aircorps. In 1951 John married Patricia (Johnston) of West Rutland, Vt. John worked at the Nelson Lee farm in North Bridgewater from 1950 until 1956. In 1956 he moved his family to Quechee and worked for Greydon Freeman for 35 years.

John is survived by his loving wife Patricia of 62 years; two sons, Fred of Taftsville, William (and wife Judy) of White River Jct.; two daughters, Mary Jane Palmer (and husband Gregg) of Huntington, Vt and Laurie of North Kingstown, R.I.; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; sisters Harriett Maynes, Windsor Vt and Margaret Abbott, Orlando, Fla.; sister-in-law Ruth M. Lewis, Woodstock; cousin Barbara Forth, Schenectady, N.Y., and many nieces, nephews and cousins. John was predeceased by his parents, brother Rodney and sister Elsie Johnston.

There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 8th at 11 a.m. at the Quechee Congregational Church. Burial to follow at the Prosper Cemetery, with a reception at the Prosper Community House. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Quechee Congregational Church, P.O. Box 567, Quechee, Vt or the Prosper Community Cemetery. c/o James Kachadorian, 593 Grassy Lane, Woodstock, Vermont 05091.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont. On line condolences may be offered by visiting