Robert "Frank" Kilburn

July 17, 1938 ~ October 8, 2021 (age 83)


Robert “Frank” Kilburn

Jericho, VT

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert “Frank” Kilburn, 83, of Jericho, VT, on Friday, October 8, 2021.  He was born on July 17, 1938, in Jeffersonville, VT to Robert D. and Florence (Root) Kilburn.  

Frank grew up and attended school in Westford, VT.  He served his country in the United States Marine Corps and later went on to work as a self-employed welder.

On August 8, 1959, Frank married Betty Ann Bascom in Colchester, VT.  Together they raised three children; Robert, Douglas and Lisa.  Frank and Betty made many happy memories together during their 62 years of marriage.  

Frank enjoyed music and especially loved to sing and play guitar. He was also an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting, fishing, golf and softball.  Most of all Frank enjoyed spending time with family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. 

Left to cherish Frank’s memory are his wife Betty; daughter Lisa Webber; brothers Albert Kilburn; Louis Kilburn; Bruce Kilburn and sister Gail Kilburn; grandchildren Kasey and Trever Kilburn; Errin Jensen, Jayson Webber, Christopher Webber and Kallie Webber; He was predeceased by his sons Robert and Douglas Kilburn; his brothers Ronald Kilburn, Norman Kilburn, Winston Kilburn, Roger Kilburn; and sister Valetta Leduc.   

The family would like to thank the staff at Bayada Home Healthcare for the amazing care given to Frank these last four years.  We will never forget the support and consideration they provided our family during challenging times.  We would also like to thank the nursing staff at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare.  In addition to caring for Frank’s physical needs, it was heartwarming to know that many of the staff enjoyed spending time engaging with him.  The extra time they spent watching Westerns and laughing along with our loved one, whom they affectionally called “Uncle Frank”, meant a lot to our family.

Services for Frank will be held at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, VT, on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM,  with burial following at Pleasant View Cemetery in Westford.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Alzheimers Association of VT, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT.

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A Service
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home
9 Pleasant Street
Essex, VT 05452

Burial to follow

Pleasant View Cemetery
Route 128 Westford Vermont
Westford, VT 05494

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