Richard E. Lathrop
Richard E. Lathrop, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home in Bristol.
He was born November 15, 1928 in Bristol the son of Mitchell and Perlie (Thompson) Lathrop.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. He was past president of Addison County Fire Fighterâ€™s Association. A member for over 50 years and former chief of Bristol Fire Department. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and belonged to Old Pharts Coffee Club.
Predeceased by his wife Patricia Lathrop on July 3, 2015 and his children Susan and Larry.
Richard is survived by two sons, Michael E. Lathrop of Middlebury, Alan R. Lathrop and his wife Denise of Bristol; daughter Kelly and David Blair of Starksboro; eight grandchildren, Lindsay, Sarah, Christine, Dana, Jonathan and Jacob Lathrop, Shawn and Tacia Murray; two great grandchildren; a sister Lorraine Hallock of Bristol; several nieces and nephews.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 19th at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol. Interment will be at Mt St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.