• Rhoby H. Conant
    January 11,2014
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    Rhoby H. Conant
    Rhoby H. Conant

    BURLINGTON — Rhoby Hiram Conant, 96, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

    He, and his twin sister, Rheuby, were born Nov. 9, 1917, in Burlington, the children of Samuel B. and Nina A. (Thurber) Conant.

    He graduated from Burlington High School and received his accounting degree from Champlain Business College.

    Mr. Conant served during World War II with the U.S. Army in the Philippines.

    He married Cecile Jeanette Berard on Aug. 4, 1942, in Bennington.

    He worked for Rutland Railroad from 1948 to 1968. He was the railroad’s last treasurer. Mr. Conant later worked for F.W. Whitcomb Co. in North Walpole, N.H., for 13 years, retiring in 1982.

    Mr. Conant enjoyed gardening, trout fishing and traveling.

    Survivors include two sons, Jay Conant of Milford, N.H., and Glenn Conant of Milton; two granddaughters and two great-granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews.

    He was predeceased by five siblings and in 1993, by his wife.

    The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Minor Funeral and Cremation Center.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486.

    For online condolences, visit www.minorfh.com.
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