Terrance Morley Trottier
East Hardwick, Vt. — Terrance was born April 13, 1942, at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H.; as were his five siblings thereafter, to parents Theodore A. Trottier Sr. and Josephine Braley Trottier, of Wilder, Vt.
Known by his nickname “Terry,” he was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Sheila, and son, Billy Joe Trottier–Avery. He is survived by a daughter, Betsy Call-Trottier of Burlington, Vt.; sisters, Donna Hinds Trottier of Wilder and Ruth E. Badean of Hardwick, Vt.; and brothers, Joseph G. Trottier of White River Juction, Vt. and Theodore A. Trottier Jr. of Lebanon, N.H.; also several nieces and nephews.
Having grown up in Wilder, he attended Hartford schools. Like his father, he began as an apprentice barber after school, and then became the youngest licensed barber in New Hampshire at the age of 16, working at his father’s Trott’s Barber Shop in Hanover. At 18 he joined the Army National Guard, training in tanks with Co. C, 6th Battalion, 32nd Armor in Missouri. At age 24 he joined the regular Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in Jan. 1968. Thereafter, Terry resided in the Upper Valley working in the construction trade. Terry became passionate about his Indian heritage and embraced it in his lifestyle. He attended many Pow Wows throughout the Northeast, participating as a drummer. He had resided in E. Hardwick, most recently until his passing after a prolonged illness at the V.A. Hospital in White River Junction.
There will be a graveside memorial at the Christian Street Cemetery on Route 5 in Wilder on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 11:30 a.m. Immediately thereafter, family and friends will gather at the Turning Point Club on Olcott Dr. in Wilder.