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(J.R.H. 36)

Offered by: Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Colvin of Bennington, Hoag of Woodford, Krawczyk of Bennington, Miller of Shaftsbury, Molloy of Arlington, Palmer of Pownal and Pembroke of Bennington.

Whereas, Leo "Butch" Farrington resided for his entire life in the town of Bennington, and

Whereas, he graduated from the former Bennington Catholic High School, and

Whereas, for 36 years, Butch Farrington was a vital community volunteer through his active membership in the Bennington Fire Department’s Eagle Hose Company, and

Whereas, as a long-serving volunteer firefighter, he assisted in the extinguishing of numerous fires, and he provided essential aid and comfort at accident scenes and other emergency incidents, and

Whereas, his firefighting colleagues recognized Butch’s leadership skills and selected him as the Eagle Hose Company’s treasurer, an office he held at the time of his death, and

Whereas, the members of Eagle Hose Company will miss Butch Farrington’s firefighting expertise and warm personal friendship, and

Whereas, when not engaged in fire company-related duties, or working at Salem’s Market where he was employed for 42 years, he enjoyed being outdoors and pursuing his love of hunting, fishing and golfing, and

Whereas, when the weather or season was not appropriate for one of his outdoor recreational activities, he was an enthusiastic bowler, and

Whereas, most importantly, Butch Farrington was devoted to his family, including his parents Leonard and Rita Farrington, his wife Joanne, daughter Michelle, son Scott, and their families, and especially his two grandchildren Nathan and Meghan, all of whom will cherish his memory, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly expresses its sincere condolences to the family of the late Leo "Butch" Farrington, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Leonard and Rita Farrington and to Joanne Farrington in Bennington.