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Llewellyn F. Sprague, 88 |
October 08, 2013
READSBORO, Vt. — Llewellyn F. "Skee" Sprague, 88, of 18 West Road, Orleans, Mass., formerly of Readsboro and Pownal, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Cape Cod Hospital.
Born in Readsboro on July 18, 1925, son of Elmer K. and Blanche L. Boyd Sprague, he attended schools there.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he served from 1943 to 1946 as a quartermaster signalman. He participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima while assigned to a tank landing craft in LTC Group 48 in the Pacific.
Mr. Sprague had been employed by the former Deerfield Specialty Paper Co. in Monroe, Mass., the former General Electric in Agawam, Mass., and later part time at the Taconic Golf Course in Williamstown, Mass.
He was a member of the Readsboro Baptist Church and attended Brewster (Mass.) Baptist Church. While living in Orleans for the past five years, he enjoyed his membership at the Orleans Mens Club, Orleans Yacht Club, GE Retired Mens Club and the Council on Aging. He also had been a member of Walter L. Case American Legion in Readsboro. He was a loving man who enjoyed golf, hunting, fishing and telling stories.
His wife, the former Barbara Hubley, whom he married March 22, 1947, in Readsboro, died Dec. 1, 2007.
He leaves two daughters, Christine Hardman and her husband, James, of South Orleans, Mass., and Bonnie Millis and her husband Glenn, of Mechanicville N.Y.; five grandchildren, Brooke Hardman Ditchfield and her husband, Brian, Hilary Hardman Henning and her husband, Will, James C. Hardman and his companion, Molly Christopher, Carrie Millis Babe and her husband, Terry, and Katie Millis Wyss and her husband, Troy, and five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Evelyn Babe, Hunter and Kyle Wyss and Isla Reay Ditchfield.
FUNERAL NOTICE — A military funeral for Mr. Sprague is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at Readsboro Baptist Church with burial in North Hill Cemetery. Luncheon to follow at the church. On Sunday, Oct. 20, a brief memorial and brunch will be held at the Orleans Yacht Club.
Donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated to Readsboro Baptist Church and to VNA Hospice of Cape Cod in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.
|I learned a lot from you. Skee you were great boss.|
|from: Danny||on: 10-27-2013|