Arthur, W. Rosson

Hartland, Vt. — Arthur, W. Rosson, 84, a resident of Hartland, passed away at his home in Hartland, Thursday morning, April 24, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 11, 1929, in New Haven, Conn. the son of Ralph and Evelyn Rosson. He received his schooling in Hamden, Conn. and graduated from Hamden High School in 1947. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving in Korea during the Korean Conflict. Following his honorable discharge he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC for several years until moving back to Hamden where he was employed for Pratt and Whitney Aircraft. He later moved to Bethany, Conn. where he started Bethany Tree Service, which he owned and operated for 25 years until selling the business. He married Patricia Warner in Bethany on Dec. 20, 1976. He and his wife moved to Hartland. Mr. Rosson was most recently employed for Northern Nursery in White River Jct. for 18 years.

He was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post #25 and the VFW. He served as Tree Warden for the town of Hartland for several years. Throughout his life he was proudly involved with youth services and scouting and had served with many civic organizations. He was also a member of the Grange, both in Connecticut and Vermont. He was a member of the Bethany, Conn. Volunteer Fire Department for twenty years, many of those serving as their Captain.

Arthur was fond of farming and playing horseshoes. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Ralph Rosson.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia L. Rosson of Hartland; two daughters, Catherine Wilder of Durham, Conn. and Allison Rosson of Hamden, Conn.; five sons, Raymond Rosson of Oxford, Conn., Cliff Rosson of Bethany, Conn., Richard Warner of Hartland, Randall Warner of Bethany, Conn. and Robert Warner of Woodbridge, Conn.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a very special “furry friend” named “Duke”.

Friends may call at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor on Saturday evening, April 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Hartland Congregational Church in Hartland with the Rev. Lucia Jackson, Pastor, officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Committal service with military honors will be held in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hartland Rescue Squad at PO Box 403, Hartland, VT 05048 or to the Wounded Warrior Project at 150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 202 Boston, MA 02140.

Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at