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Kenneth Edward Stygles

Richmond, Vermont

October 19, 2018

Kenneth Edward Stygles Obituary

Kenneth Edward Stygles


Jericho


 


Kenneth Edward Stygles, Sr. of Jericho passed away on  October 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family and their two beautiful German Shepherds (Apache and Buck).  Kenny was super brave during his 4 month struggle with stomach cancer.  


Kenny was born in 1956 to his parents, Edward and Jane Stygles.


He is survived by his wife, Lynne, his two sons, Kenny Jr. (Darla) Stygles and Dylan (Allana) Stygles, three beautiful granddaughters (Madelyn, Cecilia, Abby), his father, Edward Stygles, his brother, Raymond (JoAnne) Stygles, his stepson, Greg Lavery and partner Michelle, stepdaughter, Bonnie (Mark) Rocheleau, and many step grandchildren.  He also leaves many uncles and aunts, cousins, nieces and a nephew and very large and loyal group of friends.


Kenny was predeceased by his mother Jane Stygles in 1992.


Right out of high school Kenny worked at Green Mountain Chipping in Jericho.  His first position was as a sorter of the hardwood, then he moved on to the debarker position and lastly as a sawyer.  Which he really enjoyed.  He and his buddies shared many stories during the last 4 months of those great times.    


After his mother died, Kenny took over the family farm.  He loved the peace and quiet of the farm and the feeling of accomplishment at the end of each day - looking at a field of round bales or a barn of square bales while still covered in hay chaff. In 1998 he and his dad sold off the dairy cows and Kenny went to work for Pratt and Pratt Construction. He found carpentry work enjoyable.  As he put it, “I could learn something new each day.” No matter what Kenny was doing he could always come up with new and better ways of doing things.


For the last few years Kenny has been working for Bugbee Insulation.  He said, “I saw parts of Vermont I would never have seen otherwise.” He also made comments about the many hot attics he witnessed!!!!


Kenny loved sitting on his deck looking at Mount Mansfield and Camel’s Hump, the nearby hillsides, and scouring the fields for deer, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, woodchucks, cows and calves, hawks, turkeys and migrating geese along with his and Lynne’s beloved menagerie of dogs, chickens, and horses nearby. Kenny had so many interests. He also admired his huge stack of firewood - he cut, split and meticulously stacked.  And if you didn’t do it right, he had no problem telling you!!!!!


He was such a kind person at heart. He could and would carry on a conversation about most anything with anyone.   Kenny also lived the way he wanted to live and never let outside pressures or materialism alter the lifestyle that made him the happiest.  He had the Stygles’ dry sense of humor and if he managed to get something on you, he would never let you forget it.  He was joking and making us laugh right up to his very last day.  Kenny had said “I don’t want to pass until I see the geese migrating.”  Late Friday afternoon we spotted a huge flock of geese flying over the field in front of the house, and shortly thereafter Kenny passed.  Very special.


Even in the last days of his life he was worrying about his father, Lynne, the haying, his sons and his granddaughter, “CeCe”, still having her own struggles with a bout of brain cancer. 


Kenny was the director of the “orchestra”. We all so willingly played our parts.  He was directing each of us, Lynne (his medications, wood, etc.), his father (the weather, when to hay and not), his sons (repairs around the house, etc.), caregivers and anyone else that came in ear-shot.  He was in control till the very end. 


The family wishes to thank the UVMMC medical staff and Dr. Dianne Rippa for their great care, empathy and coordination enabling Kenny to return to his beloved home.


Also, many thanks to the VNA/Hospice staff for their many visits and constant support. A special thanks to Kasey Sonia for her dedication to Kenny’s needs.  The two of them had a special bond from day one.  With their help and the constant assistance of Kenny’s loving wife, Lynne, two caregivers, Bonnie Rocheleau and Anne Marshall Lavigne, and others, Kenny was able to stay at home. 


Many thanks, also, to all of Kenny and Lynne’s many friends and family members for bringing food, providing support, stopping by to chat, laughing and reminiscing with Kenny about many special events of the past.  He so enjoyed those moments on the back porch telling stories and joking, and we loved seeing him so happy.  We never knew he touched so many lives.  As his father said “My son, Kenny, was the bravest man I ever knew.”  He will be greatly missed. 


There will not be a service at this time and Kenny’s ashes will be scattered on the farm at the convenience of the family.


Donations can be made to the VNA/Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT  05446

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Kenneth Edward Stygles hosted by D&K Partners LLC.

Kenneth Edward Stygles


Jericho


 


Kenneth Edward Stygles, Sr. of Jericho passed away on  October 19, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family and their two beautiful German Shepherds (Apache and Buck).  Kenny was super brave during his 4 month struggle with stomach cancer.  


Kenny was born in 1956 to his parents, Edward and Jane Stygles.


He is survived by his wife, Lynne, his two sons, Kenny Jr. (Darla) Stygles and Dylan (Allana) Stygles, three beautiful granddaughters (Madelyn, Cecilia, Abby), his father, Edward Stygles, his brother, Raymond (JoAnne) Stygles, his stepson, Greg Lavery and partner Michelle, stepdaughter, Bonnie (Mark) Rocheleau, and many step grandchildren.  He also leaves many uncles and aunts, cousins, nieces and a nephew and very large and loyal group of friends.


Kenny was predeceased by his mother Jane Stygles in 1992.


Right out of high school Kenny worked at Green Mountain Chipping in Jericho.  His first position was as a sorter of the hardwood, then he moved on to the debarker position and lastly as a sawyer.  Which he really enjoyed.  He and his buddies shared many stories during the last 4 months of those great times.    


After his mother died, Kenny took over the family farm.  He loved the peace and quiet of the farm and the feeling of accomplishment at the end of each day - looking at a field of round bales or a barn of square bales while still covered in hay chaff. In 1998 he and his dad sold off the dairy cows and Kenny went to work for Pratt and Pratt Construction. He found carpentry work enjoyable.  As he put it, “I could learn something new each day.” No matter what Kenny was doing he could always come up with new and better ways of doing things.


For the last few years Kenny has been working for Bugbee Insulation.  He said, “I saw parts of Vermont I would never have seen otherwise.” He also made comments about the many hot attics he witnessed!!!!


Kenny loved sitting on his deck looking at Mount Mansfield and Camel’s Hump, the nearby hillsides, and scouring the fields for deer, coyotes, foxes, rabbits, woodchucks, cows and calves, hawks, turkeys and migrating geese along with his and Lynne’s beloved menagerie of dogs, chickens, and horses nearby. Kenny had so many interests. He also admired his huge stack of firewood - he cut, split and meticulously stacked.  And if you didn’t do it right, he had no problem telling you!!!!!


He was such a kind person at heart. He could and would carry on a conversation about most anything with anyone.   Kenny also lived the way he wanted to live and never let outside pressures or materialism alter the lifestyle that made him the happiest.  He had the Stygles’ dry sense of humor and if he managed to get something on you, he would never let you forget it.  He was joking and making us laugh right up to his very last day.  Kenny had said “I don’t want to pass until I see the geese migrating.”  Late Friday afternoon we spotted a huge flock of geese flying over the field in front of the house, and shortly thereafter Kenny passed.  Very special.


Even in the last days of his life he was worrying about his father, Lynne, the haying, his sons and his granddaughter, “CeCe”, still having her own struggles with a bout of brain cancer. 


Kenny was the director of the “orchestra”. We all so willingly played our parts.  He was directing each of us, Lynne (his medications, wood, etc.), his father (the weather, when to hay and not), his sons (repairs around the house, etc.), caregivers and anyone else that came in ear-shot.  He was in control till the very end. 


The family wishes to thank the UVMMC medical staff and Dr. Dianne Rippa for their great care, empathy and coordination enabling Kenny to return to his beloved home.


Also, many thanks to the VNA/Hospice staff for their many visits and constant support. A special thanks to Kasey Sonia for her dedication to Kenny’s needs.  The two of them had a special bond from day one.  With their help and the constant assistance of Kenny’s loving wife, Lynne, two caregivers, Bonnie Rocheleau and Anne Marshall Lavigne, and others, Kenny was able to stay at home. 


Many thanks, also, to all of Kenny and Lynne’s many friends and family members for bringing food, providing support, stopping by to chat, laughing and reminiscing with Kenny about many special events of the past.  He so enjoyed those moments on the back porch telling stories and joking, and we loved seeing him so happy.  We never knew he touched so many lives.  As his father said “My son, Kenny, was the bravest man I ever knew.”  He will be greatly missed. 


There will not be a service at this time and Kenny’s ashes will be scattered on the farm at the convenience of the family.


Donations can be made to the VNA/Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT  05446

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Kenneth Edward Stygles hosted by D&K Partners LLC.

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