David Wayne Begins, 64, of Pittsford, VT, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2019, surrounded by his family and his canine companion, Jacey. He was born on February 12, 1955, in Montpelier, VT, to William and Marilyn (Peg) Begins.
David grew up in Richmond with his parents and siblings. He attended Richmond
Elementary School and Mount Mansfield Union High School graduating in 1973. He immediately enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served his country for four years, stationed in Seoul, South Korea.
David’s true passion was as an Outdoorsman. He was a goose hunting guide in Addison County and a charter captain on Lake Champlain and Lake Ontario. He enjoyed sharing his passion for the outdoors with others, especially his family.
David is survived by his devoted wife Andrea; loving and caring sons, Benjamin and JT; Andrea’s parents Dick and Eva Belden; Andrea’s daughters Teresa, Shannon, and Alyssa; and their children Breanna, Colton, Makenzie and Chanelle; his five siblings; Diane (Rick) Begins,, Darlene (Al) Rouleau, Denise (Mike) Barnard, Delina (Chuck) Gilroy, Danny (Kathy) Begins, and life-long friends, Lee Gray and Rick Gordon.
The family would like to thank Celina, Melissa, Jodi, Liz, Crystal, Joe B., Sarah and countless other medical professionals who assisted during David’s illness.
A private celebration of David’s life will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to: Vermont Fish and Wildlife or buy a Habitat Stamp in his honor.
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