Local News, Obituaries

Craig Phillips, age 62

Craig Douglas Phillips “Fluffy”, 62, died Wednesday evening, March 29, 2017, at the Rutland Regional Hospital following a six year battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family at the time of his passing.
Craig was born on Oct. 19, 1954, in Rutland, Vt., the son of Raymond Andrew and Joyce Ann (Wardwell) Phillips.
He graduated from Woodstock Union High School in 1973. He worked for Pico Ski Area, the state of Vermont Highway Department, and the town of Bridgewater Highway Department before beginning a long career as a master carpenter specializing in the restoration of old homes.
Phillips had been a volunteer for the Bridgewater Fire Department and instrumental in the restoration of the Bridgewater Historical Building in Bridgewater. He had also been and active member of AA since 2008 helping many people in their time of need. He was also a member of the Rutland Mouse Lodge.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and both yard and estate sales.
Craig Phillips is survived by his mother Joyce Wardwell Phillips of Bridgewater, Vt., his five siblings; Rebecca Adams (Gary) of St. Cloud, Fl., Diana Gildersleeve of Bridgewater, Vt., Steven Phillips of Hartford, Vt., Michael Phillips of Bridgewater, Vt., and Douglas Phillips of Bridgewater, Vt., his many nieces and nephews and his cherished Miss Kitty. He is pre-deceased by his father Raymond Andrew Phillips (1972), his two sisters; Debra Phillips (1991) and Pamela Pinney (2015).
A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt. with a reception to follow at the Bridgewater Grange. Burial will be at a later date in the Riverside Cemetery in Killington, Vt.
Memorial donations may be made to Zack’s Place, P.O. Box 634, Woodstock, Vermont 05091 in memory of his sister Debra.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vt. An on line guest book can be found at cabotfh.com

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