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Essex Junction - Harold Tausendfreund, 87, of Essex Junction, passed away on Monday, July 2 at the VNA Respite House in Colchester. He was born March 24, 1931 in East Rutherford, NJ. He proudly served in the Navy and after discharge moved to Vermont in 1965. Harold owned the Smoke Rise Inn at Mt. Snow and worked at Hilson Hardware and Aubuchon Hardware.
Harold was predeceased by his daughter Laura in 2002. He is survived by his wife Frances of Essex Junction, a son Brian (Corinne) of Massachusetts, grandchildren Kayla and Nicholas, step-daughters Christine (Benjamin) Morse, Dianna (Harvey) Gilbert, Karen (Bernard) Hammond, special grandchildren Jeremy (Beth) Day and Franette Waters, who helped care for Harry.
Visiting hours start at 10 AM and a prayer service will be held at 11 AM Thursday, July 5 at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Chapel, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction with burial immediately following at the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery, Colchester.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.