Richard (Dick) Abare, 102, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the Greensboro Nursing Home, Greensboro, VT. Born in Waterbury, VT on January 5, 1920, he was the son of the late Fred C. and Elizabeth (Duprey) Abare.
Richard was a graduate of Waterbury High School. He then served in the US Army in the Pacific during WWII. Following the war, he continued his education and graduated from Champlain Business College. He married Shirley Stoddard on August 1, 1946 and had three children; Cindy Abare Harrison of Delano, FL, Rick Abare of Lake Alfred, FL, and Ron Abare of Daytona, FL. Shirley predeceased him on August 1, 1962. Richard was also predeceased by his second and third wives, Barbara Gilbert Abare and Shirlene Reardon Abare. He was also predeceased by ten siblings; Ruby Dalley, Jerome Abare, Fredrick Abare, Clara Pratt, Pauline Abare, Omeline Morin, Connie Hough, Dorothy Green, Robert Abare and Grace Lee. Richard is survived by his three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as his sister Marie Carri of TN and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Richard will be held in the spring in Morrisville, date to be determined. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery in Essex Junction, VT. Arrangements are with des Groseilliers Funeral Home in Hardwick. Online condolences and memories may be conveyed to the family at dgfunerals.com.