Lawrence P. Bannister

August 5, 1939 ~ May 13, 2020 (age 80)


Lawrence P. Bannister

Colchester, VT


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Lawrence P. Bannister, 80, on May 13, 2020.  He passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family.


Lawrence was born in Monkton, VT on August 5, 1939 to Wesley C. and Barbara L. (Cleveland) Bannister.  He attended Vergennes High School.   Lawrence served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Army 1961 - 1969.   He was a production manager for Pepsi Cola for 44 years.


On November 22, 1961 Lawrence married Bernice Blish in Burlington, VT.  During their 58 years of marriage they made many happy memories together.


Lawrence enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  An avid outdoorsman he loved camping vacations with his family and spent countless hours fishing, hunting and snowmobiling. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.


Lawrence loved afternoon walks at Shelburne Farms with his wife and grandchildren.  He became very fond to many staff members who worked there. He will surely miss “Cat and “Susie” from The Farms.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bernice, his children; Jackie (Richard) LaBelle, Paula (James) McSweeney, Todd (Debbie) Bannister; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and his favorite dog, Macaroni.


He was predeceased by his parents, Wesley and Barbara Bannister and his brother Wayne Bannister.


 Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.


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Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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