Robert Alan “Bob” Maxfield
Quechee , Vt. — Robert Alan “Bob” Maxfield, 82, a longtime resident of Quechee, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, after an extended period of declining health.
He was born in Tunbridge, Vt., on Aug. 29, 1931, to Lesle and Marguerite Dodge Maxfield, the fourth of seven children. Bob lived in Vermont his entire life except during the years he served his country in Germany as an Army radio technician and a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru and Ecuador. Bob was gifted with a creative, entrepreneurial spirit, talented in carpentry (his profession), art, chair caning, and creative living skills. He expressed his altruistic nature and love of mankind through generous volunteer work at home and abroad. It was during his time in the Peace Corps that Bob realized that he could make a difference. Because of this experience he became the sponsor and mentor of Fernando Figueroa. Fernando became the son that he and Nan had always wanted. It was with great pride that Bob watched Fernando’s accomplishments in his education, career and family.
Bob desired to live out his years as fully as possible in spite of physical limitations after a construction accident in 1985, that left him confined to a wheelchair. But with his creativity and determination, he developed ways of being very independent for many years.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife, Nancy, of 38 years; a brother, Richard; nephews Thad Eaton and Rodney Aldrich; and his special Uncle Edgar and Aunt Libby Dodge.
Surviving family members include Fernando and his family; sister Elizabeth “Betty” Frary and husband Adrian “Ady,” of Tunbridge; brother Louis Maxfield and wife Bennie, of North Hartland, Vt., and Fort Pierce, Fla.; sister Marjory Conley and husband Hugh of Tavares, Fla.; sister Bernice “Bunny” Aldrich and husband Richard of Waxhaw, N.C., sister Lorna Eaton of Lunenburg, Vt.; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
There will be no calling hours. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Spring Road Cemetery in Tunbridge, at 12:30 p.m. There will be a Fellowship Time immediately following in the Town Hall in Tunbridge where there will be a light lunch and lots of good memories to share.
Condolences may be expressed to Bob’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct., Vt., and the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Tunbridge.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartford Ambulance, VA Cutoff Road, White River Jct., VT 05001 or to a charity or church of one’s choice.