RICHFORD – Floyd Weld, age 97, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Franklin County Rehab Center in St. Albans.
He was born October 17, 1915 in Berkshire the son of the late J. Emmett & Ethel (Grant) Weld.
Floyd was a graduate of Enosburg Falls High School; this year would have been his 80th reunion. He grew up and worked on the farm which had been in the family since 1812. On April 1, 1939 Floyd married the love of his life, Lois Thompson. After selling the farm to his son, Floyd went on to mechanics, he worked for Handy’s in Swanton and Champlain Chevrolet in Enosburg. Floyd was a talented musician; he could play just about any instrument. He also loved to bowl and was an active member in the Berkshire Historical Society.
Floyd is survived by his children, Jim Weld and his wife Gloria of Berkshire, Douglas Weld and his wife Joyce of Berkshire, Ethelyn Dubuque and her husband Everett of South Hero and Janet Longe and her husband Steve of Enosburg; 12 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and step-great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren and step-great great grandchildren. Besides his parents, Floyd was predeceased by his wife, Lois (Thompson) Weld; a great grandson, Joseph Weld and a brother, Hugh Weld.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Richford 1st Baptist Church, 30 School St., Richford, VT 05476 with Pastor Lyle Willey officiating. Interment will take place this spring in the Berkshire Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 from 4-7 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
For those who wish, contributions in Floyd’s memory may be made to Berkshire Historical Society, C/O John Weld, 2520 Richford Rd., Richford, VT 05476.