Eugene ‘Gene’ Paul Barrows, age 82, passed away Friday, December 30, 2022, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
Gene was born in Addison on April 12, 1940. He was the son of Austin and Dorothy (Lorette) Barrows, Sr. He grew up in Brandon where he received his early education and graduated from Brandon High School, Class 1958. Gene was active in sports and was a trumpet player with the high school band. He earned his degree in education from Castleton College. Gene had taught school for several years from elementary school through college. While at Castleton, he was on the 1963 team that won the national soccer championship. He continued playing, coaching, and refereeing the sport well into his retirement. He was also a ski patrolman at Pico Peak in the winter months. Gene was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by 2 daughters and a son in law; Robin Barrows and her husband Joe Butters of Raleigh, NC, and Michelle Bellerjeau a brother; Austin W. Barrows, Jr of Maryland, and a sister; Martha Steele of Sudbury. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive him.
The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will take place, July 8, 2023, time and location to be announced.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; the Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201 or the Castleton State College, Athletics.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.