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“Maggie & Rocky, I am so lost for words, he was a wonderful person. I will never forget him,Omg the jokes he could tell. We would be walking into...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Tammy Merrill - VA

Benjamin Sordiff with Uncle Jimmy. Everybody loved this man.
2 of 13 | Posted by: June & Roger Sordiff

“It is with great sadness that you are no longer with us Dad, Rocky and I love you so much and are going to miss you terribly. I personally want to...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Rocky Patty Rich - Colchester, VT

Christmas 2014 I think. Our daughter Gena with her favorite uncle and aunt.
4 of 13 | Posted by: June & Roger Sordiff

“Bernie will be sorely missed, was always a good neighbor. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Otis Randy - VT - neighbor

“You will be truly missed , It breaks my heart that you are not with us. But please know your always in our hearts and thoughts. we have lots of great...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Kathy Shand (Verge) - Jericho, VT


7 of 13 | Posted by: Jodi Obrien

One of our road trips to Ma. He always loved Vermonts beauty
8 of 13 | Posted by: June & Roger Sordiff

“Cathy and family: Sorry for your loss,he is at PEACE now. You will be in our thoughts and prayers! Remember we have a New Guardian Angel watching...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: MJ Meunier - South Burlington, VT

“My deepest condolences to the entire family and friends! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sandy McGregor - Winooski, VT

“You are missed and always loved.Fly with the angels Jimmy. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Roger & June Sordiff - Fairfax, VT

One of many of our fun road trips.
12 of 13 | Posted by: June & Roger Sordiff

“Dear Maggie, Josh and the Rich family,You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We will miss Bernie's smiling face at Mass.With...Read More »
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Bernard L. Rich Sr. of First Street in Colchester died on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Burlington following a short illness. He was born on March 27, 1931 in Winooski, the son of Leo & Dolores (Dory) Rich. He was married in Burlington, Vermont to Margaret White. He worked for Mable's Painting for 22 years and was self-employed for many years. He was an avid bowler, a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys & Boxing. He is survived by his wife Margaret (White) Rich, his children Bernard Rich Jr., Robert Rich, Debbie Sordiff & husband David Sordiff, James (Rocky) Rich & Patty Koonz, Cathy McNeal & husband Russell McNeal, Terry O'Brien & husband Donald O'Brien, Victor Benway, Jeffrey Benway & Eva Craig, Paula Dubuque, sister Marjorie Boutin, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sons Michael Rich, Allen Companion, David Companion & Danny Benway, his sister Irene Brunelle, his brother Dallas Rich. Calling Hours will be held on Monday August 7, 2017 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Ready Funeral Home and Cremation Services South Chapel 261 Shelburne Rd. Burlington, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 11:00 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Colchester Village. Burial will take place with military honors at Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Please visit www.readyfuneral.com to place on-line condolences. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Heart Foundation, Kidney Foundation & The American Cancer Society.

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