John A. BartlettApril 26, 1939 ~ July 31, 2017 (age 78)
West Brookfield - John A. Bartlett, 78, of West Brookfield died on July 31, 2017, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield after a period of declining health.
He leaves his loving wife of 57 years, Judith A. (Brown) Bartlett; two sons, Daniel E. Bartlett and his wife Susan Lessard of Belfast, Maine, and Dennis E. Bartlett and his partner Jean Enright of Charlton. He also leaves two granddaughters, Danielle Bartlett and her fiancé Charles Hammond of Windham, Maine, and Courtney Bartlett and her partner Matthew George of Portland, Maine. Also, a former daughter-in-law Clarice Evans and her husband Frank Evans of Southwest Harbor, Maine. One brother, Orley D. Bartlett of South Berwick, Maine as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends. He was predeceased by two siblings, Lois Chamberlain and Chester Bartlett. He was born and raised in Winchendon, son of the late Orley B. and Beatrice (Packard) Bartlett, and had been a resident of West Brookfield for over 50 years.
Mr. Bartlett was a life-long truck driver, working for several local transportation companies. After retiring he spent many days traveling around New England attending antique tractor and engine shows.
He was an active member of the George Whitefield United Methodist Church in West Brookfield, serving as Financial Secretary, and on the Board of Trustees for many years. He was also was a West Brookfield Cemetery Commissioner for more than 15 years.
The family gratefully acknowledges the excellent care provided by the wonderful staff where John was cared for including Palmer Dialysis, The Overlook, and both UMass and Baystate Health Care Centers.
A Funeral Service for John will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the George Whitefield United Methodist Church, 33 West Main Street in West Brookfield. There are no calling hours, and burial will be held at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery in West Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the George Whitefield United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 576, West Brookfield, MA 01585. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is assisting his family with arrangements.
George Whitefield United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 576, West Brookfield MA 01585