Bernard "Pete" Gale

Born: Tue., Feb. 10, 1942
Died: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019

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Bernard Perley “Pete” Gale, age 76, passed away on January 24, 2019 at the Deltona Health Care Nursing Home.

“Pete” was born in Rutland, Vt on February 10, 1942. He was the son of Bernard C. and Kathryn (Scarborough) Gale. He grew up in the Salisbury area and attended school there and graduated in 1960 from Middlebury High School. Following graduation, he served in the US Army, from 1960 to 1963 and was stationed for a period at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO.  He was an experienced heavy equipment operator and for over 5 years, working in construction with New York Contractors building the New York State Northway. He later was employed for 33 years driving truck for Carris Reels.  He had many hobbies, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and woodworking. Mr. Gale belonged to American Legion Post #27, in Middlebury and Lee Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife Linda Lorraine (Forrest) Gale; whom he married March 4, 1977 in Middlebury.  In addition to his wife surviving are a daughter Kimberly Berthiaume and her husband; Samuel of Middlebury, 2 sons Brenton P. Gale (Karen Trombley) and Jody L. Gale (Stephanie) both of Hubbardton, sister in law Nancy Kane, Orange City Florida, and his brother Raymond Gale (Rose) of Salisbury and special aunt and uncle Bucky and Audrey Scarborough, Rutland, Vt.  3 grandchildren; Taelor and Joshua Gale and Colby Berthiaume. A nephew and several cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister; Bonita “Bonnie” Gale.

The graveside committal service and burial; with military honors; will take place, at a later date in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, may be made in his memory to; The American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, P.O. Box 1460, Williston, VT  05495.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.




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Janet Hood
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
Dearest Linda and all of Pete's beloved family, I am SO VERY sorry for your loss. May you all find comfort in your many, many memories of special time spent with Pete. He was a special and "gentle" man. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Janet

Cynthia Webb
   Posted Sat January 26, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. My heart goes out to all of his family. God bless all of you

Marie and Jerry Nazworthy
   Posted Mon January 28, 2019
Pete,you have been a dear friend for many years and we will surely miss you.May you Rest In Peace now.We love you and send our love to Linda,Kim,Colby and all of the family. Jerry and Marie

   Posted Tue January 29, 2019
Dear Linda and family
So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Wyatt & Tara Ploof

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