Winfred H. Moodie, Sr.

Windsor, Vt. — Winfred H. Moodie, Sr., 73, of Windsor, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center. He was born to John and Bernice (Stone) Moodie on Dec. 13, 1939 in Craftsbury, Vt.

Winfred attended the Austine School for the Deaf in Brattleboro, Vt. He worked with his father at his used car business and was a very talented auto mechanic, later going on to work at several automobile dealerships in the area. He built his own Doodle bugs (dune buggies) some of which are still running today, over 40 years later. Winfred owned his own plowing business for many years. He loved Vermont, especially making maple syrup, camping, fishing, cutting and selling firewood, watching NASCAR races, and was always ready for a game of any type. He learned Braille and the skills needed to live independently with decreasing eyesight while attending the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, Long Island, N.Y. in 2003. Winfred was generous with his time and enjoyed teaching American Sign Language to anyone who wanted to learn. He became one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1999 and especially enjoyed sharing his favorite scripture at Revelation 21:3, 4.

Winfred was predeceased by ten brothers and sisters and is survived by his son, Winfred H. Moodie, Jr., one granddaughter, Rosa-lee Marie Moodie and one grandson, Anthony Moodie, all of North Wolcott, Vt., and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 28, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 211 River Road (Route 12A), Claremont, N.H. with a reception following. A burial will be held at a future date, in Craftsbury, Vt., at the family’s convenience. You are invited to share a memory of Winfred with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.