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Leo D. Phelps Jr.May 14, 1954 ~ January 6, 2018 (age 63)
Leo D. Phelps, Jr.
Richmond - Leo D. Phelps, Jr., age 63, passed away at the McClure-Miller VNA Respite House in Colchester on January 6, 2018. He was born on May 14, 1954, in Colchester, son of the late Leo D. Phelps, Sr. and Sylvia Phelps. He grew up in Essex Junction and graduated from Essex Junction High School in 1972.
Leo enjoyed several occupations over the years including masonry work and most recently welding at Edlund Tools. He had many interests including riding his Harley Davidson, fishing, car racing and spending time with his grandchildren.
He was a loving father, son, brother, uncle, and grandfather and will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his daughter, Jaime (Phelps) Peryea and husband, Mark of Williston, and their four children, Lindsey, Hailey, Wyatt and Evan; his mother, Sylvia Phelps of Essex Junction; his brother, James Phelps and his wife Kenderlyn, of East Fairfield, and their children, Caleb Phelps and Caitlyn Phelps; and his sister, Pamela Heil of Jeffersonville and her son, Andrew Hayden of St. Albans. He was predeceased by his father, Leo D. Phelps Sr. and his brother, Jeffrey Phelps.
The family wishes to thank Sandra and Laurie and all the other nurses, as well as the doctors, at the McClure-Miller VNA Respite House for the wonderful care and compassion he received while in their care. A special thank you to Tom Mitchell and Tom Hayden, and other friends and family for being there during his time of need.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:00AM, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 20 Jericho Road (Route 15), Essex Jct. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 3-6 pm at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Chapel, 8 Pleasant Street, Essex Jct., VT.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Leo's name to The McClure-Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy., Colchester VT 05446.