• Darwin W. Ransom Jr.
    January 16,2013

    Darwin W. Ransom Jr.

    ORANGE Darwin W. Ransom Jr., 82, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

    He was born July 7, 1930, in Pittsfield, Mass., the son of Darwin W. Sr. and Caroline (Hill) Ransom.

    He attended schools in Springfield and graduated from Springfield High School in 1948.

    On Aug. 25, 1951, he married Joan Jamison of Brunswick, Maine.

    They owned and operated a sewing machine and vacuum cleaner business for 55 years. He was a pastor for nine years in Corinth and was involved in a nursing home ministry during that time.

    Survivors include his wife; five children, Mark, Jay, Darlene, Caroline and Sheryl; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Websterville Baptist Church, 143 Church Hill Road, Websterville.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Activity Fund at either Rowan Court, 378 Prospect St., Barre, VT 05641, or the Woodridge Nursing Home, 142 Woodridge Drive, Berlin, VT 05602.

    The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St. in Barre, is assisting with the arrangements.

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