SWANTON- Daniel G. Hazard Sr., age 82, passed away on Monday, May 8th, 2023, at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
He was born in St. Albans on July 11, 1940, to the late George and Rotha (Holden) Hazard.
Dan spent his early years farming. Following this, he spent many years in construction including working on bridges, roads, and buildings. After this, he started to work with his son, DJ operating a Trucking and Excavation business. Dan had many hobbies including cutting firewood, working on equipment with his son DJ and grandson, Justin. He served many years on the Highgate Fire Department. Dan also enjoyed going to coffee with his brother Dick.
He is survived by his children, Tammy Hardy and her husband Russell of St, Albans, Daniel Hazard Jr. and his wife Ruth of Swanton, and Shelley Benoit; grandchildren, Ashley Gagne Bushey and her husband Devon of NC, Alex Gagne of Swanton, Justin Hazard of Swanton, and Michael and Benjamin Benoit; step grandchildren, Kaleb Hardy, Dylan Hardy, and Emmitt Hardy; great grand-children, Garrett Gagne, Genevieve Gagne, Emma Hazard, Danika Hardy, Brayden Hardy, Ava Hardy, Kleo Dukas and Layton Hardy; siblings, Eileen Gadue and her husband Raymond of St. Albans, Royal Hazard and his wife Ann of Florida, Mary Bushey and her husband Richard of St. Albans, Richard Hazard and his wife Nancy of Swanton, Patricia Newton of Swanton, Carol Rogers and her husband Maynard of Swanton, Anne Bressette and her husband Orland of Florida, and Cathy Chase of Maine; and several nieces and nephews (18); Dan also leaves many special friends, among his closest George Rooney, and Harry and Mickey Richards.
Besides his parents, Dan was predeceased by his wife Patricia, in-laws, Philip and Josephine Blanchette; sister in-law, Phyllis Vickers and husband Myron, and nephew, Kevin Gadue.
Friends and family are invited to Daniel's Life Celebration to include a graveside service on Saturday, June 3rd at 11:00AM at the Highgate Center Cemetery, Route 78 Highgate Center, VT.
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