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Brian D. Sumner


Brian D. Sumner, 44, of Verd-Mont Trailer Park, Waitsfield, passed away unexpectedly at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. Born in Montpelier on March 7, 1965, he was the son of Sandra (Pearce) Sumner and the late Howard A. Sumner. Brian was previously married to the former Sharon Stevens.

Brian grew up in Warren and attended Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. A painter by trade, Brian worked for over 18 years for Brothers Building Co. in Waitsfield. In his leisure time he enjoyed snowmobiling, snowshoeing, time at the ocean in New Hampshire, and was an avid Red Sox fan. Family oriented, Brian particularly enjoyed spending time with his daughter, Lyndsay, who meant the world to him.

Brian is survived by his daughter, Lyndsay Sumner of Waitsfield; his mother, Sandra Sumner of Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center; a stepson, Michael Stevens of Warren; his sister, Paula Robinson, and her husband Robert of Waitsfield; his brother, Nelson Sumner, and his wife TaLani of Bryson City, NC; his former wife, Sharon Sumner of Warren; nieces and nephews: Shannon Sumner, Laura Herring, James Litchfield, Krista Litchfield, Jessica Robinson, Emily Sumner and Nathan Sumner; great-nieces and nephew: Briona Litchfield, Talan Herring and Isabella Litchfield-Stone; his dog and faithful companion, Jasmyn; as well as extended family. Brian's father, Howard, predeceased him on April 3, 1997.

Funeral services were held from the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Saturday, May 9, 2009, at 10 a.m. Interment followed services in the Warren Village Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 305, Waitsfield, VT 05673. To send online condolences please visit The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury is assisting the family.


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