Remembrance: Robert Fenner, age 83


Former Killington selectman

Robert Fenner passed away Oct. 11, 2015, at his home in Brownsville, Vt., after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

He was born on April 24, 1932 in Elizabeth, N.J., the son of George and Bertha (Thomas) Fenner.

Bob Fenner graduated from Norwich University in 1954. He began his professional career working for Esso Standard Oil Company in Elizabeth, N.J., but in the early 1960s moved to Vermont and began working for the Sherburne Corporation later becoming SKI Ltd in Killington, Vt. Fenner served as a selectman and a justice of the peace for the town of Killington. In later years Bob Fenner and his wife Shirley spent part of their time in Florida. Fenner enjoyed golf, skiing, and sailing in his free time.

Bob Fenner is survived by his wife Shirley of 60 years; his two sons Jeffery Fenner and his wife Jackie and  Dana Fenner and wife Kristi; his 5 grandchildren: Warren Fenner, Catherine Fenner, Emalee Whipple, Robert Fenner and Matthew Fenner; and one great-grandchild, Oliver Thomas Whipple.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.

Visiting hours will be held at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock on Friday, Oct. 16 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association or Bayada Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock. An on line guest book can be found at

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