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Roy C. Haupt, Jr.

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“Wendy, Gretchen, & Eric,I am so very sorry to hear about the unexpected passing of your husband and father. Sorry, that we couldn't make the service....Read More »
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“Aunt Connie - our deepest condolences to you and your family. Jim, Nancy, Jimmy and Eric Willard ”
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“Thinking of you Wendy and family at this sad time and sending our sympathy and hugs..... ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Howard & Patty Deal - Essex Jct., VT

“Connie, you're in my thoughts, memories and prayers. Earlene ”
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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Roy's family. Son, husband, father, brother, and dear friend--Roy, you wil be greatly missed.Brad & Sue Martin ”
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Roy C. Haupt, Jr. of Waterbury Center passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in St. John, US Virgin Islands on Saturday, December 3, 2016. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on March 26, 1952 and was raised in an Army family, living in Germany, Thailand, and the United States before graduating from Junction City High School in Kansas. Roy was a lifelong intellectual and avid reader, receiving his Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Cornell University. He went on to consult and was later employed by the State of Vermont, at both the Agency of Community Affairs as well as the Department of Social Welfare. His work focused on Vermont economic development, policy and program evaluation (centering on welfare), and municipal planning, development and financing. He was involved in community affairs at the local level too, as both chair and member of the Waterbury Planning Commission. As an adjunct professor, he taught several courses in the areas of public policy and community development at the University of Vermont. He continued to serve as a community advocate after retirement as a court-appointed Guardian Ad Litem to represent the interests of children in family court. Roy was very proud of the family farm, raising beef cattle and growing vegetables, which demonstrated his do-it-yourself personality. True to his adventurous spirit, he traveled all over the world and most enjoyed camping and hiking with his family in the U.S. national parks. Roy instilled in his children the importance of public service and self-reliance and dedicated his life to his family. He was predeceased by his father Roy C. Haupt Sr. He was survived by his wife of 35 years, Wendy Haupt; children, Gretchen and Eric Haupt; mother, Constance Haupt; sisters, Jenny Tardie, Sandy Christensen, and Heidi Tardie; and dog, Molly. Memorial services will be held Friday, December 16 at 2 p.m. at the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction, VT 05452. To send online condolences to his family please visit www.readyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either The National Park Foundation (www.nationalparks.org) or St. John Rescue, Inc. at P.O. Box 1225, St. John, US VI, 00831 (www.stjohnrescue.com/donate).

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