Dennis “Denny” Michael Stearns

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Bethel, Vt. — Dennis “Denny” Michael Stearns 74, lifetime Bethel resident, passed away Thursday Nov. 30, 2017 at his home.

Born March 4, 1943 in Randolph Vt. The son of Stanley “Stub” Stearns and Constance (Curtis) Stearns. He attended Bethel schools where he participated in every sport that was offered, especially basketball and baseball. On August 5th 1961 he married his high school sweetheart Barbara Elaine (Manning) Stearns and they resided and raised their family in Bethel Vt. He worked at Central Market as a meat cutter until he bought it in the mid 70’s and sold it in the late 80’s. He then worked at Vermont Technical College until he retired in 2005. After retirement he worked part time at White River Golf Club. He dedicated his spare time to coaching and supporting the youth sports program. He was an avid baseball fan, but his passion was with the Yankees. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and dancing. He especially enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren play sports.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, three children, their spouses, two sisters, seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday Dec. 4, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Bethel with Pastor Thomas Harty, officiating. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Bethel Youth Sports P.O. Box 188 Bethel, VT 05032.  Arrangements by the Day Funeral Home