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SIlas "Leroy" Hurlbut Jr.
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ENOSBURG FALLS – Silas “Leroy” Hurlbut, Jr., age 82, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Birchwood Terrace Nursing Home in Burlington.

He was born in Berkshire on October 3, 1935 to the late Silas Sr. & Ruby Hurlbut.

Silas served in the Army during the Korean Conflict as a Military Police Officer. After three years of active duty he transferred to the Army National Guard. Silas worked at the Pulp Mill for thirty-eight years before retiring. Silas and his life-long partner Ardelle were members of the American Legion for over fifty years. During those fifty years they loved to travel all over the state for legion conventions.

He was also an avid bowler and he enjoyed bowling on a team with his buddies on Monday and Wednesday nights for over 30 years at the Enosburg Dairy Center. He brought home many trophies from the tournaments he attended over the years. Following retirement, Silas loved to sit in his rocking chair, watch baseball games on the television and watch the birds outside that he fed every day. His other love was his cats, feeding treats and spoiling them with all kinds of toys.

He is survived by 8 step children; Royal Elwood of California, Raymond Elwood and his wife Patty of Mooers, NY, Robert Elwood and his wife Elizabeth of Nottingham, NH, Randy Elwood and his wife Kimberly of South Carolina, Rick Elwood and his wife Brenda of Enosburg Falls, Rose Friot of Enosburg Falls, Roger Elwood of Sheldon and Romona Campanelli and her husband Greg of Torrington, CT; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces & nephews. Besides his parents, Leroy was predeceased by his partner, Ardelle Elwood and step daughters-in-law, Cathy & Linda Elwood.

A funeral service will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Interment will be held this spring in the Sheldon Village Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Friday at Spears Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until the hour of the service.

For those who wish, contributions in Silas’ memory may be made to Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478 or to the University of Vermont Cancer Center, The Courtyard at Given, 4th Floor North, Burlington, VT 05405.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spears Funeral Home

96 Dickinson Avenue
P.O. Box 396
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450





3:00 PM
Spears Funeral Home

96 Dickinson Avenue
P.O. Box 396
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450

Cemetery Details


Sheldon Village Cemetery

Sheldon Woods Road
Sheldon, VT 05483

Memorial Contribution

The University of Vermont Cancer Center

The Courtyard at Given
4th Floor North
Burlington, VT 05405

Franklin County Animal Rescue

30 Sunset Meadows
St. Albans, VT 05478

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