Steven Neil Hibbard

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bradford, Vt. — Steven Neil Hibbard, 64, of Bradford, died at his home on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Steve was born on Oct. 2, 1953, to Neil and Elaine (Piper) Hibbard. He attended schools in West Fairlee, Vershire, and Thetford, graduating from Thetford Academy in 1973.

He worked as a carpenter his entire life. Initially employed by local contractors, and then with his father, Neil Hibbard, and then finally as a contractor on his own.

He was predeceased by his soul mate, Miriam O’Donnell in 2016. She was his friend, dance partner, and the love of his life, and he never fully recovered from her passing. He was also predeceased by his father, Neil Hibbard, and two great-nephews, Samuel Elliott and Andrew Elliott in 2012, and a brother-in-law, Dennis Whitehill, in 2017.

He is survived by his mother, Elaine Hibbard; three sisters: Sheryl Whitehill, Sandra Elliott and her husband, Thomas, and Sylvia McLeod, and her husband, Emery; and by his nephews and nieces: Matthew Elliott and wife, Alisha, Camden Elliott and wife, Melanie, Kristina Bogie and husband, Calvin, and Alyssa McLeod; along with great-nieces: Ava Hovey and Callie Bogie; and great-nephew, Benjamin Elliott; an uncle, Carlton Piper and his wife, Millie; and several cousins and other extended family members also survive him.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at Hale Funeral Home, 187 Upper Plain, Bradford. Rev Harvey Bartlett will officiate. Calling hours will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.