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Philip L. Sparrow, 69.

EAST MONTPELIER, VT Philip L. Sparrow, age 69, of Montpelier passed away at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital on May 1, 2008.

Philip was born in Marlboro, MA on November 26, the oldest of the eight children of Hermon L. and Dorothy J. (Hamelin) Sparrow. Philip graduated from Northboro High School and the Stockbridge Agricultural School of the University of Massachusetts, studying the science of the dairy farm life he loved.

Philip married Linda Brackett on October 3, 1959 . They farmed in Massachusetts until 1970 when the whole family moved to East Montpelier , VT to continue the farming life. Philip retired from farming in 1989.

Philip leaves his wife of 48 years, Linda; his son, Steven P. and Denise Brown along with grandson, Nathan P. of East Montpelier; daughter, Sara L. Cavanaugh and grandchildren, Nicole L., Megan R. and Derek E. of Clarksville, TN; Scott R. and grandson, Raymond P. of Montpelier, VT, and Stacey and her husband Jeffery Ambrosch, Sr. of Clarksville, TN. He also leaves sisters, Dorothy A. Locke and husband Frank of Southboro, MA, Sandra E. Johnson and husband Robert of Lyndeborough, NH, Joyce E. Prosser and husband Robert of Wilton, NH, Mary J. Hadley and husband Craig of Weare, NH, JoAnn S. Lane of Hudson, NH; and brother, David H. Sparrow and wife Pamela of East Montpelier, VT, as well as many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Walter L.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at the Old Meeting House Church in East Montpelier Center. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:May 9, 2008
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