Howard S. Riggs – Williston/ Hinesburg

Howard S. Riggs passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his family and companion by his side. He was born on March 24, 1934, in Burlington, the son of the late Herbert and Hazel Riggs. He graduated from Hinesburg High School. On July 16, 1954, Howard married his classmate and high school sweetheart, Norma Jean Lyman. Together they worked and raised their children on the family farm. After retiring from farming, he worked for the Town of Shelburne. Howard was a 40-year member of the Hinesburg Fire Department, and served on the Hinesburg Selectboard for six years. He was an avid New York Yankees fan. For many years, he enjoyed playing softball with the Hart & Mead softball team. He produced maple syrup, which has been a long family tradition. In recent years, he especially enjoyed his time at the mall visiting with his friends. Among his survivors is daughter and her family, Sandra and Jack Milbank of Shelburne and Howard’s grandchildren, Emily and John Milbank. He was predeceased by his wife, Norma Jean Riggs; brothers, Leonard and Lawrence Riggs; and sisters, Dorothy Smith and Joyce Bird. A memorial service was held at the United Church of Hinesburg on May 22, 2013. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hinesburg Fire Department, PO Box 12, Hinesburg, VT 05461; United Church of Hinesburg, PO Box 39, Hinesburg, VT 05461; or the Bissonette Family Recreation Area, c/o Melissa Ross, Office of the Town Clerk & Treasurer, Town of Hinesburg, 10632 Rt. #116, Hinesburg, VT 05461.

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