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Wyatt Richard Small

January 8, 1995 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 29) 29 Years Old

Wyatt Small Obituary

Wyatt Richard Small, 29, of Wolcott died peacefully with loved ones by his side on January 25, 2024, at Brigham and Women’s Center in Boston, MA, following a courageous battle against cancer for the last two years.

He was born January 8, 1995, in Morrisville the son of Tammy (Boardman) Griffith and Derek Small. He graduated from Lamoille Union High School, class of 2013. Following graduation, he joined the Army National Guard as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. Wyatt served seven years with the Guards and had one deployment. During his time, he also worked as a well pump technician with N.A. Manosh. 

Wyatt was a very hard worker, strong-willed and always there to support others when needed, no questions asked. He will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humor and determination to overcome anything life threw at him.  His biggest passions were hunting, fishing and ice fishing. He even made it out bear hunting last season, carrying along his extensive bag of medications just to do what he loved.  

Wyatt is survived by his two children Oakley and Levi Small and his fiancé Sarah Thompson of Wolcott, his parents Derek and Tammy (Jones) Small of Hyde Park and parents Shaun and Tammy (Boardman) Griffith of Elmore, VT. Wyatt is also survived by his sisters Ashley (Small) and Tyler Costello and their children Kegan, Holden and Evelyn of Johnson, Taylor Jones of Eden, Beatriz (Griffith) and Zachery Wheeler and their three children of Hampton, SC as well as his brothers Jacob Griffith of Bluffton, SC and Micah Griffith of Port Royal, SC. Wyatt leaves his grandparents, Everett and Sally ( Reed) Small of Morrisville, John and Diana (Miller) Burns of Walterboro, SC and Brain Jones of Eden as well as his uncles Daren and Abbie (Peters) Small and their five children of Hyde Park, David and Erica (Moodie) Small and their four children of Derby, Devin and Tracy (Wyman) Small and their five children of Craftsbury and his aunt Anita (Boardman) and Dennis Morin and their four children of Morrisville. Wyatt is also survived by his friends Terry Gerrow of Bakersfield, Jaron Stowe of Wolcott, Blakely Curran of Wolcott, Jesse Ingalls of Johnson and Eli Hess of Hyde Park in addition to many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. 

He is predeceased by grandparents Prentiss and Hilda (Sheltra) Boardman, grandmother Shelley (Wallace) Jones, niece Anna Costello, cousin Charles “Chuckie” Miller, and aunt Rita (Boardman) Patten.

Wyatt’s family would like to thank the Lamoille Area Cancer Network for their help and support, and also his care providers from Copley Hospital, UVM Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Center and the EMS teams. 

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 5pm-7pm at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church Street, Hardwick, VT. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 1:00 pm, at the Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene located at 565 VT-15, Johnson, VT 05656. The service will be available via livestream on the Lamoille Valley Church of the Nazarene Facebook page (see link below). An additional celebration will be held at the Fairmount Cemetery in Wolcott, date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Wyatt’s children may be made at North Country Bank in Morrisville into a savings account under Sarah Thompson. Memories and condolences may be shared with Wyatt's family at


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