Richard A. “Dick” Mitchell
ESSEX JUNCTION-Richard “Dick” Mitchell, 76, passed away on Thursday August 14, 2014 peacefully at home with his wife after a long illness. He was born in Colchester on November 6, 1937 the son of the late Evelyn (Marot) and Howard Mitchell. He married Mary J. Woodward on August 22, 1959 – having been married just 8 days shy of 55 years.
Dick retired after 30 years of service from the Vermont Air National Guard. After his retirement he was a motor route driver for the Burlington Free Press. He volunteered for 20 plus years with the Essex Junction Little League. Dick always helped everyone with anything at anytime. He enjoyed bowling, sugaring, vacationing in Myrtle Beach and playing cards.
Dick is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Diane and sons Steve and Dennis – all of Essex; two brothers Gerald and his wife Eileen and Norman both of NY; sisters-in-law Pauline Bradbury and Kathy Gioffre; brothers-in-law Al and his wife Dot Woodward and Jim Woodward, also cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Newman and the VNA, especially Denise, Melinda and Michelle. Because of their help, Dick was able to stay at home per his wishes.
Visiting hours were held on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at A W Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel, 57 Main St. Essex Junction, VT. A memorial service was held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at A W Rich Funeral Home – Essex Chapel. Inurnment will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make contributions to the VNA, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.