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Samuel R. Booska
January 3, 1951 ~ October 28, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Samuel R. Booska, age 72, passed peacefully, surrounded by children, at his home in East Middlebury.
Sam was born in Warrenton, VA on January 3, 1951.
He grew up in a military family. Following his education, he joined the United States Army and served in Viet Nam. Following his Honorable Discharge, he came to Vermont and began his working career at Brandon Training School until their closing in 1993, and afterwards worked another 20 years for the Vermont Department of Labor, retiring in 2013. He enjoyed soft ball, cribbage, horseshoes, loved watching old western movies and visits from family and friends. He was a member of Middlebury American legion Post #27.
Surviving is his son; Christopher J. Booska ( Trudy) of Brandon, one daughter; Michelle M.Whitney ( Jason) of East Middlebury, 3 brothers; Earl Booska, and Ora Booska both of Bristol and Carl Booska of Vergennes and a 2 sisters; Penny Schill of Toledo, OH. Terri Booska of Burlington. Grandchildren : Dakota Booska, Cole Booska, Ryan Harvey, Corrin Laraway, Tyler Laraway ,Justin Whitney, Tyler Whitney . 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Jane Booska and his life partner Kerry Ward.
The graveside committal service and burial, with Military Honors, will take place, on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 11 AM, at Farmingdale Veterans Cemetery in East Middlebury. Following the ceremony the family will receive friends, for a “Celebration of His Life” at Middlebury American Legion Post #27, from 12 until 3 PM.
Memorial gifts in of flowers may be made, in his memory to; Middlebury American Legion Post #27, 49 Wilson Road, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.