Charles R. HurstOctober 09,2012
Charles R. HurstCharles R. Hurst
NORTH CLARENDON — Charles Richard Hurst, age 73, died Sunday, October 7, 2012, at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Hurst was born in Arlington, Va., on February 14, 1939. He was the son of Henry and Lena (Sweeney) Hurst. He was graduated from George Washington High School in Alexandria, Va. He began his working career as a movie theater manager. He later worked in retail sales in the Washington, D.C., area. He was forced to retire in 1978 due to his failing eyesight. He had been a resident North Clarendon in 1983, moving here from Alexandria, Va. He was a communicant at Christ the King Catholic Church. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus. He had also worked as a volunteer at the Rutland hospital for several years. He enjoyed old movies and listening to the morning news.
Surviving is his wife, Janet Ann (Paquin) Hurst of North Clarendon, whom he married in Newport, Vt., on August 25, 1962; his daughter, Heather Hurst of North Clarendon; a sister, Margaret “Margie” Hubbard of Alexandria, Va.; sisters-in-law, Rita Palmer and Grace Aines, both of Brandon; a nephew, Shawn Genier, a niece, Vicki Genier, and grandnephew, Kameryn Genier, all of Leicester. Many other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by five brothers, Louis, Henry, Joseph, William and Stanford Hurst, and two sisters, Peggy Stone and Helen Croyle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday, pastor, will be the celebrant. Following the Mass, the family will receive friends at the home of Grace Aines and Rita Palmer for a time of fellowship and remembrance. A private burial will take place at a later date.
Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Wednesday, October 10, from 3-5 p.m.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his memory to The Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 60 Kimball Ave., South Burlington, VT 05403.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivers short speech in Gettysburg, Pa.; in 1984, a Pemex LNG facility destroyed by series of gas explosions, 600 people are killed; in 1998, Senate builds fire under Bill Clinton.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1831 – Independent South American super-state, Gran Colombia, dissolved; 1856 - Fort Buchanan built to control Apache warriors; 1970 - William Calley Jr. goes on trial after 1968 massacre at My Lai, Vietnam.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Wisconsin Sen. Joe McCarthy takes advantage of Cold War jitters and builds a tidy little fiefdom for himself on Capitol Hill. It's all good, but pride goes before you know darn well what. The junior senator is damaged going down.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1927, Leon Trotsky is expelled from the Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin in control of the Soviet Union; in 1970, Oregon DOT tries to dynamite a dead whale off a beach with a rather shocking result.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 1972, Southern Airways Flight 49 is hijacked, the crew and passengers held for ransom. The hijackers want $10 million and passage to Cuba. In 2007, in Santiago, Chile, King Juan Carlos of Spain loses patience with Hugo Chavez.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1492, Ensisheim meteorite falls into Alsatian wheatfield, 1665, first issue of London Gazette, 1874, Thomas Nast cartoon features elephant as GOP symbol, 1907, Jesus Garcia saves town from burning dynamite boxcar.