Charles Dana (Bud) Rivers

Charles Dana (Bud) Rivers

Charles Dana (Bud) Rivers, a longtime resident of Bristol, VT. Died November 19, 2021 at the age of 99 years.

He was born in Bristol, son of Allen B. and Marion Dana Rivers on August 11,1922.

He was employed several years by the Vermont Associated Lime Industries in Winooski. In the 1960s he drove milk tanker for Steady Brothers Transport and worked for Floyd Hall Construction. From 1970 until his retirement, he worked for the village and town of Bristol as water department supervisor and road foreman. After his retirement he continued to work part time for Paul Hallock Excavating, Cook’s Construction Company, Tower Hill Farm, 4 Hills Farm and Nordic Farms.

He is survived by one daughter, Eloise Bolio of East Hardwick, daughter-in-law Lorraine Rivers of Maine, and son James (Lori) Rivers of Bristol. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife Ruth (Tatro) Rivers, son William Rivers, sisters Norma Lattrell, Betty Bell, Nancy Pitts and brother Bernard Rivers.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday, November 22nd from 10 to 11 a.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol with a funeral service following which will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol.  (Masks will be required at both services regardless of vaccination status.) 

 In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, PO Box 227, Bristol, VT 05443. To send online condolences to his family or for those who can’t attend the funeral service can watch the video of the service which will be located on the bottom of the obit please visit

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