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Henry M. Stanley

South Strafford, Vt. — Henry M. Stanley, 71, died Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt., surrounded by his family.

He was born March 2, 1942, in Hanover, N.H., a son of Milan and Edith (Parker) Stanley. Henry grew up in Quechee, Vt. and attended schools in Quechee and Hartford. He was married to Evelyn Chamberlain Oct. 17, 1959, and they have spent the past 54 years together.

Henry spent all of his working life as a truck driver and heavy equipment mechanic in the Upper Valley, retiring from Jewell Transport in 1999 due to illness.

He was an avid woodworker and loved the outdoors, especially camping, feeding wildlife and hunting. Henry also enjoyed firearms and was proud that he was a licensed firearms dealer. More than anything Henry enjoyed being with his family, especially his great-grandchildren.

Henry was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Stanley. He leaves his wife, Evelyn, of South Strafford; two sons, Henry M. Stanley, Jr. and Donald Stanley both of White River Jct.; grandchildren, Deseree Wilson, Tara Irmisch, Lynn Stanley, Donald Stanley, Jr. and Lawrence Welch; three brothers, William W. Stanley of Virginia, Phillip Stanley of Lebanon, N.H. and Robert Stanley of White River Jct., Vt.; two sisters, Mildred Cole of Woodstock, Vt. and Mary Rice of Enfield, N.H.

Visiting hours will be held at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Jct. Monday evening Sept. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed to Henry’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.