North Hero, Grand Isle, So. Hero and the VT Air Guard have lost a rather good guy.
Dick Hazen was born in North Hero on May 2, 1925, the son of Walton and Iva (Plant) Hazen. He died Sunday June 10, 2018 at the age of 93.
He was a veteran of the Army Air Corp during WWII and the Korean Conflict and was employed as a civil service employee for the Air Guard, retiring in January of 1985. Following retirement, he was appointed by the Gov. as a member of the State Veteran’s Board for a 12 year period. He belonged to the Congregational Church of So. Hero, Isle of Patmos Masonic Lodge, the VFW and the American Legion.
Dick married Janet Atkins on May 3, 1947 and they are the loving parents of three girls, Rebecca, Polly and Laura.
His grandchildren were very special to him and loving. After retirement, Dick and Janet travelled extensively and enjoyed the many wonders of our Great Nation. He relied on the good judgement and intellect of a beautiful and gracious Janet, they were a great and loving team.
Richard is survived by his loving wife Janet of So. Hero, by his daughters Rebecca O’Donnell and her husband Eugene of Mashpee, MA, Polly Dietsch and her husband Harald of Essex Junction and Laura Sibley and her husband Ray of Milton. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband Bob, Terry and his wife Mae, Dan and his wife Gina, Samantha and her partner Alex and Eric and his partner Hannah, his great grandchildren, Caity, Jon, Jack, Carly, Colby and Dylan, his brother Elliot and his wife Nancy of N.C. and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Shirley Duffy and his brothers Robert Hazen and Gordon Hazen.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, 789 VT National Guard Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
Visiting hours will be held from 10-11am on Saturday June 16, 2018 in the So. Hero Congregation Church Hall with a Funeral Service following in the Church at 11am. Burial will follow in the Grand Isle Cemetery with full military honors.