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.
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