John C. Phillips

John C. Phillips

John C. Phillips, 71, of Monkton passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 26th from complications following a lung transplant. John grew up in Benson, VT and graduated from Fair Haven Union High School and the University of Vermont. While at UVM, he served as Student Association president and the first student representative on the Board of Trustees.

After moving to Monkton, John served on the Select Board, including nine years as Chair. He spent the last several years as Assistant Town Clerk, continuing to serve the community he loved.

 John is survived by his wife, Linda L. Phillips of Monkton, and his daughter, Sara S. Phillips of Plattsburgh, NY, as well as his siblings, Lois Trenn and Joe of Benson, Norma Phillips of Benson, Jim Phillips and Teresa of Ferrisburgh, and David Phillips of Benson. He was predeceased by his parents, Percy and Lillian Phillips, and three brothers, Donald, Thomas “Bob” and Gary “Bill” Phillips.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, July 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Brown-McClay funeral home in Bristol.  A service will be held Wednesday, July 7 at 11 a.m. at the Monkton Friends Church in Monkton, reception following.  The family requests anyone attending who has not been fully vaccinated against COVID19 wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Russell Memorial Library in Monkton, the Carpenter-Carse Library in Hinesburg, or Spaulding Hospital Cambridge in Cambridge, MA. To send online condolences to his family or watch the video for those who will not be attending the service which will be located on bottom of obit and available to watch on Friday, July 9th please visit

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Monica & Bob Shattuck
2 years ago

Dear Linda – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Know though that your dear husband is at peace now. We pray that you find a continued strength, fond memories, qand your faith help you through the days ahead. Monica & Bob Shattuck

The Haggard Family
2 years ago

Wishing you all the strength to carry on. John was such a decent, kind a gentle person who I had the pleasure of calling him my friend. We had a special bond being the only politically correct people at our old watering hole. I miss always miss our great conversations we had about everything. Love you my friend.
Greg Haggard and Family

Russell Dunn
2 years ago

Dear Linda, Sara, and family – My condolences for the loss of John. He was a great guy and was always one of my favorite cousins, Russell Dunn

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes