James E. WestneyMay 24,2013James E. Westney
SPRINGFIELD — James E. Westney, 42, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
He was born Oct. 17, 1970, in Claremont, N.H., the son of Eldred and Linda (Ploof) Westney.
He attended Springfield schools and graduated with the Class of 1988.
He was employed as a driver for Schwan’s and WIC, and worked for several area restaurants. He had also been employed as a woodworker.
He enjoyed woodworking and the outdoors.
Survivors include his parents, Eldred and Linda Westney of Charlestown, N.H.; his paternal grandmother Blanche Shepard of Springfield; a brother Robert L. Westney of Quakertown, Pa.; two sisters, Kathleen A. Sullivan of Belchertown, Mass., and Cynthia L. Westney of Walpole, N.H.; and by nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1618, English author, poet, soldier, adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for conspiring to overthrow King James I, but more likely to mollify offenses to Spain. His executioner has to implore him for silence.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1492, Italian explorer, admiral of the ocean sea, Christopher Columbus, sailing for the Spanish crown, 'discovers' Cuba; on this day in 1964, U.S. officials deny American involvement in bombing North Vietnam.
- Video: Fire engulfs house on Pine Street
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1936, Mrs. Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson, mistress of King Edward VIII, is granted her second divorce, enabling her to marry the king. The government, the Church of England and the London Times have another idea.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: V-2 No. 13, launched this day in 1946 from White Sands, New Mexico, takes first photographs of Earth from the edge of the planet's outer atmosphere; 1947: Walt Disney testifies before HUAC, names employees he says are communists.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont's brand discussed at Killington, state's attorney candidates Marc Brierre and Rose Kennedy profiled, Curtis reports about Rutland police chief's new job, and four arrested, charged for heroin, crack sales.