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James Abner Savery, Sr.

Hartford, Vt. — James Abner Savery, Sr., 71, passed away at home in Hartford on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Born on Jan. 24, 1942, in Hanover, N.H., he was the son of the late Frank Savery, Sr. and Louise (Lyford) Savery Dalrymple.

He lived in Strafford, Vt., White River Junction, Vt. and Hartford, Conn. most of his life. He graduated from Windsor, Conn. High School in 1960 and joined the US Army where he was stationed in Germany for three years. He also served in the Conn. National Guard for five years. He was a member of VFW Post # 2571 in White River Junction. He was a driver for Conn. Transit in Hartford, Conn. for 11 years and worked for Newman Lincoln Mercury in East Hartford. He also drove a mail truck from White River Junction to Springfield, Mass.

He is survived by his sons, Michael Savery and his wife, Suzanne, James Savery, Jr.; his daughters, Shelley Casiano and her husband, Tony (with whom James made his home) in Hartford, Conn., Denise Garvin of Claremont, N.H. and Kelly Welch of Strafford, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He leaves his brothers, Frank Savery, Jr. and his wife, Barbara of Strafford, Vt., Bruce Savery and Brian Savery of N.H., and his sister, Jean Welch of Tunbridge, Vt. He also leaves his two former wives, Sandra Carpenter of Hartford, Conn. and Mary Hill of Claremont, N.H. He was predeceased by his son, Ronald Savery, his brother, Daryl Savery, and his two sisters, Alice Basset and Darlene Moses.

Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. The funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., directly after the calling hours, at the funeral home. Graveside service will be at Post Mills Cemetery in Post Mils, Vt. on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m.

Donations maybe made to the VA or VFW in White River Jct. in his name or can be sent to his daughter, Shelly Casiano 283 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, CT 06114.