Kenneth J. Carleton
Kenneth J. Carleton
CASTLETON — Kenneth James Carleton, age 58, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his home in Castleton.
Mr. Carleton was born in Proctor on October 2, 1954. He was the son of Maurice and Jessie (Johnson) Carleton.
He grew up in Proctor, where he received his early education and was graduated from Proctor High School, Class of 1972.
He afterwards worked at Vermont Marble for a short time before joining the staff at Proctor Trust for a few years. He began his career as a Machinist at General Electric in Rutland in October 1978, and was still actively employed there.
He was an avid sports fan of all the New England teams, especially the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He enjoyed camping and playing golf and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Donna M. Carleton of Castleton, whom he married in Rutland on February 24, 1990; his mother, Jessie Carleton of Rutland; two daughters, Amanda Gurney and her husband Brian of Rutland, and Janelle Lucas and her husband Josh of Orwell; two sisters, Ola Jones and her husband Ron of Clarendon, and Bonnie Blair and her husband Wayne of Battle Creek, MI; his sister-in-law, Linda Carleton of Brandon; and his grandchildren: Braeden Carleton, Teigen Gurney, Kylenne Gurney and Emma Lucas.
Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his father Maurice Carleton, a stepson, Barry Ellison, Jr., a brother Edward Carleton, and a sister Shirley Ongerth.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013, at 11 a.m. at The United Church of Benson. The Rev. Holly Ross Noble, pastor, will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in Riverside Cemetery in Proctor.
Friends may call at the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven on Sunday, February 3, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Memorial gifts, in lieu of flowers, may be made in his memory to: The Vermont Chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, P.O. Box 946, Barre, VT 05641.