George Bickford, 93, formerly of Grafton


Greensboro, Vt. – George Haynes Bickford passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 in Greensboro, Vt. at the age of 93.

George was born Jan. 31, 1923 in Springfield, Vt. to parents George Floyd Bickford and Louetta (Haynes) Bickford. He grew up in Vermont, Connecticut, before his family settled in Grafton. He spent his summers in Greensboro, Vt., where he eventually retired to live full-time after the death of his wife, Betty.

An avid Boy Scout, George loved the great outdoors. He completed high school at Peddie Prep in New Jersey and went on to MIT, where he enlisted in the Navy during WWII.

George married Betty Sowles in 1950 and they made their home in the Syracuse area where George worked for Carrier Air Conditioning. The family also spent several years in the Rochester, N.Y. area where George worked for Taylor Instruments before returning to Carrier.

George is survived by his sister, Bea Hicock, her husband Burt, and her family; his children, Susan of Mountain View, Calif., Palma and husband Douglas Steely of Marblehead,  and Robert and wife Elizabeth Bickford of Ashland, Va.; and granddaughter Erin Steely of Arlington.

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