Charles (Chuck) Clifford

Charles (Chuck) Clifford

Charles Standish Clifford

Charles (Chuck) Clifford, 71, of Ferrisburgh, VT, passed away on February 24th surrounded by loved ones, after suffering from a heart attack.

Born on October 18th, 1952 to Margaret (Kate) and Ernest (Ernie) Clifford in Burlington, VT.  Chuck was a lifelong resident of Addison County whose presence in the community will be profoundly missed. 

Chuck graduated from Vergennes Union High School, and then pursued a 5 year long career in the United States Navy.

Following his tour of duty, Chuck dedicated 46 years to a distinguished career as a Calibration Technician with Collins Aerospace.  Chuck was passionate about this work and loved all of his friends and family he met there.

Chuck pursued life with a sense of wonder and enthusiasm.  An avid outdoorsman, Chuck’s love for the natural beauty of Vermont was manifested in his hobbies of fishing, hiking, skiing, and scavenger hunts.  Additionally, his artistic talent was evident in beautiful paintings he created.  Most importantly he cherished his time with his family, as he was a wonderful and loving father and proud Grandfather.

Chuck was predeceased by his father Ernie, his sister Sharon Delwig, and his brothers Danny Thompson and Gale (Tweet) Thompson.  Survivors in addition to his Mother Kate include, his two son’s: Adam Clifford and Shawn Clifford.  His 3 Grandchildren Arianna, Eli, and Caitlyn Clifford; his lifelong partner Judy LaBombard; sisters Pamela Cross, Patricia Neate, and Constance Gilbert; and brother Michael Thompson. 

Calling hours will be held at Victory Baptist Church; Vergennes on Friday, March 1st at 1 – 2:30 PM, with a memorial service and celebration of life immediately following.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.

The family of Chuck would like to thank the emergency response team at Collins Aerospace and the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad for supporting our Dad in his time of need.

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Jonathan Snow, Brandon, Vt.
1 month ago

I worked with Chuck at SPPI. He was a good man and a good friend. May he rest in peace.

Tom (Tbone) Dwenger
1 month ago

I was very saddened to hear the bad news of Chucks passing. I worked with him for all of my 40 years at Simmonds. I always enjoyed my time spent with him. I don’t know how the plant will go on without him.

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