ORWELL — Albert Savage, 82, a longtime resident of Orwell, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 24, 2013, at the Shard Villa in Salisbury, with his wife by his side.
He was born May 22, 1930, in White River Junction, the son of George and Laura (Woodward) Savage.
Mr. Savage graduated from the Hartford High School in 1948.
He married Janet Gray on October 19, 1952.
For several years he was a dairy farmer in White River, prior to relocating to Orwell in 1971, where he continued farming. The farm continues to be operated by his son Allen.
He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Independence # 10 Lodge in Orwell.
Mr. Savage served on the board of the Eastern Milk Producers and the Eastern A.I. Sire committee. He selflessly served the Town of Orwell as a lister for over 25 years, and as a consultant lister for years after. His knowledge of the State of Vermont Statutes, and his honesty and integrity have served the town of Orwell immeasurably.
He enjoyed watching sports and was a fan of the New York Giants and Yankees.
Mr. Savage liked being outside cutting wood, using his faithful Ford tractor.
Survivors includes his wife Janet Savage of Orwell; a daughter Jill Bourassa and her spouse Guy of Enfield, CT; three sons, Andrew Savage and his spouse Joyce of White River Jct., Allen Savage, and Aaron Savage and his spouse Willy of Orwell; six grandchildren, Corinne Blair and her husband Doug in the U.S Navy stationed in Norfolk, VA, April Savage of Newport, VA, Dr. Stefanie Bourassa and Kathleen Bourassa, both of Enfield, CT, Faaron Savage of Belgrand, MT, and her fiancé Jeff Washburn, and Todd Savage of Orwell; two great-grandchildren, William and Olivia Blair of Newport, VA.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Simpson and Florence Ayer, and two brothers, Hiram Savage and Kenneth Harlow.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main Street, Fair Haven. Private burial will be at a later date in the Hartford Village Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at Shard Villa for the extraordinary care he received; the staff are all angels. Thank you to Miles and Cheryl Tudhope for being special friends, and Leah Coutermarsh and Barb LaDuc for help with his care and driving to appointments.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Orwell First Response, 604 Main Street, Orwell, VT 05760.