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Edward A. Day

October 9, 1935 — February 17, 2024

Lyndon Center, VT

Edward A. Day

Burial Notification and Celebration of Life

Edward Day

1935-2024

The family of Edward Day invites you to attend his burial services and celebration of life.  The committal will be held at William Dexter Cemetery, in Sheffield Vermont on Friday, June 14th at 12pm.  Immediately following will be a celebration of life at Happy Days Farm.  Feel free to bring a side dish to share and your favorite drink.  Casual or golf attire suggested to honor Ed.  All are welcome to attend.

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 Edward Day, 88, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, February 17th, 2024. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Phyllis Pudvah Day, who has been his partner in life, farming and growing an amazing family. He leaves behind a son Keith Day and his partner Robyn Baillargeon of Lyndonville, a daughter Kathy Day Armstrong and her partner Tony Laplant of Lyndonville, and a daughter Krista Day Colby and her husband Douglas Colby of Southington CT. 

 Eddie was born in Sheffield Vermont on his grandparent’s farm. He was the son of Lyle and Pearl Day.  Ed learned to tend and love the land at an early age and started milking cows when he was just seven years old. He grew up with and is survived by his sisters, Shirley Day Urie and Judy Day Hammer (Norman). 

 Ed drove grain truck for Ralston Purina before he and Phyllis purchased farmland on Route 122 in Lyndon in 1961, which they appropriately named Happy Days Farm. He lived by three mottos: “Always work hard,” “never give up,” and “never start a new project on a Friday,” (which in reality meant to work even harder on Thursday). He worked hard to build a successful family farm and milked Holstein cows for many years.  He was one of the first to build a free stall parlor in Caledonia County which ended up being very popular.  He was a leader in the farming community, serving as a director on the Cabot Creamery board for thirteen years. He served on the FHA and Natural Resources boards as well. He always had a huge vegetable garden and kept chickens; having some of the best eggs around.  He enjoyed visiting with his egg customers and making connections within the community.  He passed his farming skills on to his son Keith, who now runs the Happy Days Farm.

 Edward was an impressive athlete and he loved sports. In high school he was a track and field runner. He was an excellent baseball player who threw with his right hand and batted lefty. He tried out for a Cardinals farm team as a young man. He played on town teams throughout the Northeast Kingdom and was an enthusiastic golfer, enjoying time with his golfing buddies.   He loved snowmobiling, and watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play sports.  He loved the Caledonia County Fair and went every year since he was a young boy.  His son Keith, daughters Kathy and Krista, and grandchildren Kyle and Dana, all showed their registered Holsteins at the fairs.

 Edward is also survived by seven grandchildren: Dana Armstrong and his wife Megan Armstrong, Kyle Day and his wife Andrea Day, Sara Armstrong Donegan and her husband James Donegan, Tonia Day, Kori Day Clement and her husband Mark Clement, Landon Colby, and Beckett Colby. Edward had seven great-grandchildren who he is survived by as well: Ruberta Day Donegan, Lyla Jane Day, Jayce Jonathan Day, Emberly Anne Armstrong, Henry James Clement, Ivy Lynn Armstrong, and Max Day Clement. 

 Visiting hours will take place at Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home on Sunday, February 25th  from 1-3pm, with a funeral immediately following at 3pm. A burial will take place on Friday, June 14th at William Dexter Cemetery in Sheffield, VT. The burial will be immediately followed by a celebration of life at Happy Days Farm. 

Condolence cards may be sent to Phyllis Day, 2320 Gilman Road, Lyndon Center 05850. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice. 

   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at guibordfh.com 

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 14, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Sunday, February 25, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndonville, VT 05851

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 25, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Guibord-Pearsons Funeral Home

15 Main St, Lyndonville, VT 05851

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