Richard Squires, hunter, woodworker and husband

Richard Paul Squires passed away on November 29, 2021 at the UVM Medical Center.  Dick is survived by Ann Squires, his college sweetheart and wife of 57 years.  He is also survived by his sister Paula Ehrenberg, nieces and nephews, Eric Barkyoumb and Martin “Okie” Oakland, and many other wonderful friends. Dick graduated from Arlington, Vermont high school and got his masters at St. Michaels college.  Dick taught in the Jericho and Essex schools for 37 years and spent his retirement hunting, milling his own wood, woodworking, carving decoys, growing giant pumpkins and helping Ann with her many gardens and annual pumpkin event. Dick was always willing to help a friend or neighbor with woodworking advice or with their own woodworking or outdoor projects.

Dick graduated from the University of Maine with a Forestry degree.  While he ended up teaching for most of his life, he was most comfortable hunting in the woods and he was particularly talented at felling trees. Dick was an accomplished deer hunter and fisherman. Dick served in the Vermont National Guard, was an avid Boston Red sox fan, and member of the Vermont Giant Pumpkin Association.  Most of all, Dick was a wonderful husband, great friend and neighbor and the guy you wanted to hunt, fish, and log with anywhere and anytime.

There will be memorial service at the Jericho Community Center in Jericho Vermont on Wednesday December 8th at 2 pm.  In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Jericho Historical Society’s matching restoration fund, P O Box 35, Jericho, Vermont.  Mask optional but vaccinations required.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel 68 Pinecrest Dr.  Essex Jct. VT. Please visit to place on-line condolences

Submitted by:

Richard O'Donnell
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