David W. TonneNovember 23,2012
David W. Tonne
BARRE ó David Walter Tonne, 56, of the Tilden House in Barre, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on Aug. 7, 1956, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he was the son of Lauren E. and Constance M. (Penn) Tonne and the grandson of Dr. Joseph and Sadie Jackson, of Barre. He lived in Iowa until 1962, when his family moved to Barre.
In high school, David studied cooking and diets and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1975. He continued his studies in many aspects of food preparation including soups, French cuisine and even meat cutting.
For several years, David worked at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center as a cook and dietary assistant, at Soup-Ní-Greens as second chef both in Barre, and at the Wayside Restaurant in Berlin as a chef. Later at Washington County Mental Health, he learned about first aid, meditation, sign language and counseling in psychiatry and worked as an assistant in foster care and respite care. He also worked at the Mayo-Delary Home in Northfield in dietary cooking and ordering and in maintenance at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. He received several awards and certificates in appreciation for his work.
David took pleasure in riding the back roads of Vermont, looking for deer, taking photos, and hiking in Hubbard Park in Montpelier. He was a friendly and outgoing man who enjoyed visiting with friends and acquaintances. He loved his cat Colleen.
Survivors include his companion, Marilyn Deyo, of Barre, and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides his parents, his brothers, Lauren Edwin Tonne II and Richard Allen Tonne, predeceased him.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery in Barre. Inurnment will be in the Jackson family lot.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is in charge of arrangements.
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