Alburgh, VT – Robert S. Boumil, 83, resident of Alburgh, VT passed away on October 29, 2021, at his home with his loving wife and daughters by his side.
Bob was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on October 8, 1938, son of John and Janina (Plachna) Boumil.
Bob, his wife Gerry and children moved to Alburgh in 1975 where they purchased a dairy farm which remains in the family to this day.
Prior to moving to Alburgh, Bob and his family lived in Dracut, Massachusetts where he had a variety of careers: Middlesex County Extension Service, Dracut Highway Department, Lowell Gas Company, owned a small paving business and worked on the family farm.
Bob was an avid sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, and New England Patriots. Bob also played many sports during his high school years: baseball, basketball and football and subsequently was inducted into the High School Hall of Fame. In addition to playing football in high school, Bob played semi-pro football when his career ended with an injury.
Bob enjoyed the camaraderie with the local farmers in Alburgh, helping each other with harvesting, planting, and spreading manure. Bob especially enjoyed his wakeup calls from Bubby Irick which led to the start of his day at Kay’s Restaurant for coffee with his farmer friends.
Bob was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren bragging to anyone who would listen.
Bob was predeceased by his parents John and Janina (Plachna) Boumil.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Geraldine (Barton); daughters Donna Boumil of Alburgh, VT and Kathy (Glenn) Boumil-Stimets of Highgate Springs, VT; a daughter-in-law Jo-Anne Ryan (Steven Barcomb) of Rouses Point, NY, and a son Robert M. (Peggy) Boumil of Honesbale, Pennsylvania. Bob is also survived by sisters Meredith (Robert) Boumil-Flynn of Dracut, Ma and Susan Ray of Lowell, Ma. and a brother John (Patricia) Boumil of Dracut, Ma. Bob is also survived by his pride and joy grandchildren: Darcie (Michael) Gregoire of Gastonia, NC, Jonathan (Kaylynn) Juneau of Champlain, NY, Ryan (Brandi) Maskell of Highgate, VT, Kirsten Boumil (Steven LaBombard) of Rouses Point, NY, SrA Megan (TSgt Ashley) Boumil-Whitty of Morrisonville, NY, and SSgt Kyle Maskell (Sadie Reynolds) of East Longmeadow, Ma; great grandchildren: Carter Beaudry, Sophie and Nolan Maskell, and Emmy Juneau. Additionally, Bob is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Goss Life Celebration Homes, 89 Grand Ave, Swanton, VT on November 6, 2021, from 10:00am – 1:00PM, Interment following at 2:00 pm on the family farm at 2361 US RT 2 North Alburgh VT 05440.
In honor of Bob, please feel free to wear your favorite flannel shirt, Boston Red Sox, NE Patriots or Boston Celtics attire.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and EMS.
The family would like to thank Northwest Medical Center, Franklin County Rehab and Bayada for their exceptional care of Bob.
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