Kenneth C. Bryant
Kenneth C. Bryant, 85, passed away on March 5, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born in Brandon, Vermont, November 26, 1934, the son of Albert and Margaret Bryant. Ken enlisted in the US Air Force on April 26, 1955. He married Donna Bourassa on November 26, 1955; his 21st birthday. Ken and Donna had celebrated 54 wedding anniversaries at the time of her death.
After leaving the Air Force Ken and Donna moved back to Vermont where Ken joined the VT Air National Guard in 1960. He remained in the guard full-time until his retirement in May of 1986.
Ken and Donna lived primarily in Shelburne where they raised their three children. They moved to Westfield, Vermont for 15 years. Ken moved back to Shelburne after Donna’s passing.
Left to cherish Ken’s memory are his three children, Kenneth Bryant, Jr. and his wife Nancy, Sandra Bryant, and Stacey Sanchez and her husband Thomas; eight grandchildren, Tyler Bryant, Cortney Bryant, Trevor Matton, Meg Shamp, Aliza Amsden, Owen Amsden, Andres Sanchez and Oscar Sanchez; five great-grandchildren, Bryant Matton, Reese Matton, Kendall Matton, Ethan Shamp, and Cora Shamp.
Ken is also survived by his brothers, Patrick Bryant, Jim Bryant and his wife Charlene, and Steve Bryant and his wife Linda; his sisters, Claudia Bilideau and her husband Rod, Peggy Bertrand and Jane Bryant Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Donna, his son Kevin, his brothers Ronnie, Jack, Walter, David and Larry.
Visiting hours will be on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Chapel, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, VT, between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm with prayers at 1:30pm. A military burial is being planned for the spring. All are welcome to attend. The date and time will be announced on the Corbin and Palmer website and in the Burlington Fee Press.
We would like to thank all of the staff from Bayada Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to our father.
A very special thank you to Karen Wimble who is a longtime friend. She helped take care of our dad for the last 3 ½ years. It is very much appreciated, especially from Sandy.
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