NO. R-315. JOINT RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF FRED H. STACY OF SHAFTSBURY.
Offered by: Representatives Miller of Shaftsbury, Colvin of Bennington, Morrissey of Bennington and Pembroke of Bennington.
Whereas, the intensive commitment volunteer firefighters make to their communities epitomizes the very finest tradition of municipal public service in Vermont, and
Whereas, Fred H. Stacy, a native and lifelong resident of Shaftsbury, was a chartered member of the towns volunteer fire department, having joined at the age of 17, and
Whereas, his loyalty and commitment to the department lasted a lifetime as he remained on the membership roll, ready and available to protect his towns residents from a fires destructive forces, for an unprecedented 69 years, and
Whereas, he was a life member of the Vermont State Firefighters Association, and
Whereas, in 1996, the town of Shaftsbury, in recognition of Fred H. Stacys then three score and five years of extraordinary service on behalf of the town, named him the honorary chief of the Shaftsbury Fire Department, an honor most deservedly merited, and
Whereas, beyond his myriad duties with the Shaftsbury Fire Department, he was a veteran Shaftsbury Cemetery Commissioner, an office he continued to occupy until the end of his life, and managed with pride and love, preserving and protecting the dignity of the individuals and families resting in Shaftsburys cemeteries, and
Whereas, Fred H. Stacy was an active member at the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, and
Whereas, he was employed for 46 years at the H. T. Cushman Company, and
Whereas, Fred H. Stacy was married to Frances Mattison Stacy and they became the parents of Carl and Terry and have four grandchildren, and
Whereas, Fred H. Stacys gentle manner and zest for life and devotion to his town made him one of Shaftsburys very special citizens and his death will leave a deeply felt void among his family, friends and the community, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly extends its sincere sympathy to Fred H. Stacys wife Frances Mattison Stacy, his family and the Shaftsbury Fire Department, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to his wife, Frances Mattison Stacy in Shaftsbury and to the Shaftsbury Fire Department.