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William “Bill” Fletcher

Fairlee, Vt. — William “Bill” Fletcher, 88, peacefully passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at his home.

Born May 10, 1926, in South Ozone Park, Long Island he was the son of Joseph and Katherine Steinberg Fletcher. The elder of three sons, predeceased by Warren and Joseph

In 1956, he married the love of his life Irene “Stranis” Fletcher who predeceased him in 2005

He is survived by his two sons, Robert and Michael Fletcher; two grandchildren, Casey and Sara Fletcher; and three step-granddaughters and their children

Bill was a lifelong commercial printer starting his own company in 1965.

His hobby was model airplanes and was involved heavily in the American Model Association, AMA #456, as a contestant and as a contest director both here and abroad. Here’s a quote from his autobiography “1936 - First indications of what becomes a lifelong addiction with things that flew starting with dime (10 cent) stick and tissue models, some of which we sold for 25 cents when finished.”

The funeral will be family only. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 7 at his home in Fairlee at 1 p.m.

The Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford and Thetford, Vt. is in charge of arrangements.

To view an online guestbook go to www.halefuneralhomes.com.