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Obituary: Craig K Potter, 1928-2014, Colchester 

Published March 19, 2014 at 4:00 a.m.

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Craig K Potter, aged 86, of Colchester , Vt. went home to his Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, after a long illness. Craig was born in Providence R.I. on January 3rd, 1928, to Justin & Alice (Buckmaster) Potter. He proudly served his country in the Air National Guard and was a member of the American Legion.

He was the beloved husband & best friend of Margaret E "Peggie"(Churn-Braga) Potter. Besides his wife of over 13 yrs. He is survived by a brother, Donald Potter, of Sebastian, Fl., 3 stepsons, 4 Grandchildren, his mother & father- in-law, Joan E & Irwin Smith of Zephyrhills, Fl. & numerous nieces & nephews. He is predeceased by 3 sisters, Kay, Dorothy, & Grace (Powell) Potter, & twin brothers, Richard & Merrit Potter.

Craig was a wonderful, kind-hearted , & friendly man who made many friends everywhere he went & will be very much missed. He had many hobbies & interests.

He made model airplanes , studied drafting, locksmithing, gun smithing, British & American history, but his greatest love was traditional Country Music. He was an accomplished C & W vocalist who had recorded 2 songs in Nashville in 1977. He studied guitar for many years.

Craig was a born-again Christian who loved the Bible & regularly attended Living Hope Christian Church.

He is also survived by his loving pet Yorkie, Sara, whom he considered to be his child.

Wife Peggie & family would like to express thanks to Dr Gene Moore for his wonderful care , as well as the VNA, Choices For Care, VNA Falcon Manor, Fletcher Allen Health Care, & Birchwood Terrace for all the loving & attentive care administered to Craig during his time of greatest need. God bless you!

"And the last Goodbye 's the hardest one to say. This is where the Cowboy rides Away".

Visitation will be Monday March 24 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at LaVigne Funeral Home. 132 Main St., Winooski, VT 05404. A funeral service will be 2:00PM Tuesday March 25 at the funeral home. To see a complete life’s story and to leave online condolences please visit

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