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Harold “Bud” Singleton

Reading, Vt. — Harold “Bud” Singleton, 94, of Reading, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, Aug. 17, 2014, at Valley Regional Hospital in the company of his family.

Bud was born in Truxton, N.Y., to Charles and Mabel Atkinson Singleton. At seventeen he came to Reading and lived with his mother’s sister and husband, Arthur and Florence Davis, where he later met and married Mary Senna, his wife of 71 years.

Bud served in the U.S. Army 76th Division as a medic in World War ll.

After the war Bud and Mary owned and operated Singleton’s Store in Reading for 27 years. Together they had six loving children, made many wonderful friends, and became prominent business people in the area. They went on to build another successful store in Proctorsville and were honored in 1993 as Vermont Retail Grocers of the Year. Bud and Mary retired in 1999 and enjoyed happy days at their home on “Oak Ridge” in Reading.

Bud was very proud of all of his family and their accomplishments. He enjoyed bird hunting with his Brittany Spaniels “Duke and Dixie”. He will be remembered for his gift of great story telling and always being there to help a friend or neighbor in need. Bud will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our great loss is heaven’s gain.

Bud was predeceased by his son Charles. He leaves his devoted wife Mary, his five children, Joan Racicot and her husband, Charles, Robert and his wife, Debbie, Tom and his wife, Linn, and twin sons, John and Jerry; seven loving grandchildren, Lisa Schmidt, Shon Racicot, Ian and Danielle Singleton, Jessica Hathorn, Daniel and Isabela Singleton; eight very special great-grandchildren; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Windsor, Vt.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to the Old Stone Church Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 96, Reading, VT 05062.

Arrangements are under the Direction of the Cabot Funeral home in Woodstock. An on line guest book may be found at cabotfh.com