Allen J. PettyJanuary 28,2013Allen J. Petty
FAIR HAVEN — Allen J. “Bud” Petty, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 7, 1927, in Brandon, the son of Amos and Nina (Hart) Petty.
He graduated from West Rutland High School.
Mr. Petty enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1945 and served until 1948, including in the Panama Canal Zone.
He married Kathleen St. John on Sept. 11, 1949.
He was an auto body technician for over 50 years and owned Bolger Street Body Shop in Fair Haven since 1978.
Mr. Petty was a member of American Legion Post 49, Eureka Lodge 75 Free and Accepted Masons, both in Fair Haven, and the former Bomoseen Boat Club.
He was a country & western band musician, gave guitar lessons and enjoyed reading. He was also a history buff and fifth-generation Vermonter known for his Yankee wit.
Survivors include his wife of Fair Haven; three children, Terrance Petty of Portland, Ore., Alana Petty of Castleton and Suzan Brower of Fair Haven; three grandsons; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two siblings, John Petty and Ruth Laliberte.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Mallory Funeral Home, 4 South Park Place, Fair Haven, where friends may call from 10 a.m. prior to the service officiated by the Rev. Marshall Hudson-Knapp, pastor of Fair Haven Congregational Church.
Burial will be at a later date in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven.
Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Fair Haven Rescue Squad, 17 Prospect St., Fair Haven, VT 05743-1220; or Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1843, British Naval officer GEORGE LORD PAULET obtains provisional cession of Hawaiian Islands; 1866, miners claim Calaveras skull found found in goldmine is remains of 5 million-year-old Pliocene man.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.