Brattleboro- Richard R. “Dick” Farnum, Jr., 63 of Stony Hill Road in Guilford died Sunday night, September 9, 2018 at the Thompson House, surrounded by his family following a period of declining health.
Dick was born in Plattsburgh, New York on August 17, 1955 the son of Richard R. and Jeannette (Johnson) Farnum. He was raised in Brattleboro attending Brattleboro public schools and was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1974.
For many years and up until he was taken ill he owned and operated Rick’s Towing and Recovery based on Stony Hill Road in Guilford.
Of his hobbies and interests, Dick enjoyed hunting, racing “coupes” with his son Rick, was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed attending his grandson Garrett’s baseball games.
He was the husband of Linda Sullivan who he married in Brattleboro on December 8, 1984.
Besides his wife of 33 years he leaves one daughter, Jennifer Littlefield and her husband Robert of Halifax, two sons, Stuart Wheeldon of Guilford and Richard Fletcher and his fiancé Becca of East Dover, two sisters, Patricia Newton Hemmingway of Brattleboro and Caroline Kontos of Alton, N.H.
Additionally, he is survived by seven grandchildren, Lara, Katelyn, Garrett, Cassie, Ericka, Taylor and Jayden, and many nieces and nephews and several cousins.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Joan Ballou and Jane Pike and a brother, Leland Andrews.
Friends are invited to call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Burial in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dick’s name may be made to Guilford Volunteer Fire Dept., 101 Guilford Center Road, Guilford, VT 05301 or to the Thompson House Activities Fund, 80 Maple Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301.