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“Dear Mrs. Towle, Kathy, Mike, and Betsy---I've only just heard about your loss and wanted to send my sympathy to all. Lots of memories............ ...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann Fisher - St. Albans, VT

“Dear Mrs. Towle, Kathy, Mike, and Betsy---I've only just heard about your loss and wanted to send my sympathy to all. Lots of memories............ ...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann Fisher - St. Albans, VT

“Ann and family So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was a very nice person and we had some interesting conversations especially when he...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Beverly Ruiter Poissant - Longs,, SC

“So sorry to read about Bill's passing. He was a nice person and Dentist. Mom enjoyed working for him ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Cheryl (Ruiter) Leach - VT

“Dear Anne, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a good guy. With sincerest condolences, Mrs John Clark ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Clark - VT

“Dear Betsy, You have my deepest sympathies and prayers at this time. I did not know your father personally, but always enjoyed your anecdotes...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Fania Washington - New York, NY

“Dear Ann and Family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. We know that he has been ill for some time. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Billy and Nancy Stovall - FL

“Dear Anne, I am saddened by the death of Bill. Bill was a good friend and was always considerate to our family. I know what it is like to lose a...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Don Bowder - Englewood, FL

“I am sorry for you loss. From cousin Marilyn Rublee Walcott of Essex Jct., VT and Venice, FL ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn R. Walcott

“Anne, we were sorry to learn of Bill's passing and send our sincere condolences. It's been a few years, but I, Lindy, have good memories oi golf...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Lindy and Evy Palin - newport, VT

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: janice mobilia - Wellington, FL

“Dear Anne, Kathy, Mike & Betsy, We were so sorry to hear that Bill had died. Please accept our prayers and sympathy. He was a great fellow and...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Roy & Margaret Hango - VT

“Dear Anne, Ed and I were very sad to hear of Bill's passing. Thank goodness for faith at these difficult times. Your family and friends will be...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Jill Wilkens - Charlotte, VT

“My sympathy on the loss of Bill, I have many memories of both of you stretching back over the years. Bill never appreciated Harold telling his little...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Eppley - Enosburg Falls, VT

“Our sincere sympathies in your loss of DrTowle. Found memories. Toughts and prayers . The Ralph Demers family. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Cecile Demers - Jupiter, FL

“You are in thoughts and prayers. We cherish the great times we have had together and those memories will always remain in our hearts and mind. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Kevin and Annette Mullins - GA

“Our memories of times with Bill and Anne are uppermost in our minds and hearts ---we cannot picture one without the other--dear friends--xoxo ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Jim and Carolyn - So Burlington, VT

“Anne and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss. I have fond memories of "Dr. Towle" and as "Bill" as I became...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Terry O'Reilly - Alexandria, VA

“Our deepest symphathy to you, Ann, and your family. We remember you back in Newport, and always enjoyed seeing you at the Country Club. God Bless, ...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Kermit A. Smith - Venice, FL

“Dear Kathy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you with the loss of your Dad, Kathy! He really accomplished a LOT in his life and he...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Lindbloom - Moultonboro, NH


William "Bill" Towle, D.M.D., age 89, of Venice, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. He was born in Richford, Vt. on June 21, 1923, the son of William Clare and Ruth (Haughey) Towle. Dr. Towle was a 1941 graduate of Richford High School (VT). He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps (330th Bomb Unit) in July 1941 and served in the United States, North Africa and Italy during World War II before leaving active duty in July 1945. He later served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps Reserve from 1952-1957. After leaving active service in 1945, Dr. Towle attended the University of Vermont (UVM) and then attended and graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Mass. in 1952. He served in the Vermont National Guard, 43rd Division in 1948 while at UVM. He was a life member of the Vermont State Dental Society and the American Dental Association, and for many years he was an active member of the Richford Lions Club and American Legion Post No. 12 (Richford) and No. 113(Rotonda.) He married Anne Carpenter of Newport, Vt. on Sept. 1, 1952 and practiced general dentistry in Richford for 35 years. He also volunteered at the North Country Hospital in Newport, VT and Englewood Hospital in Englewood, FL. Dr. Towle is survived by his wife, Anne; three children, daughter Mary Katherine "Kathy" Towle of Atlanta, Ga.; son Michael (Holley) Towle and grandson Andrew Towle of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and daughter Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" (Jay) Brightman and grandchildren Andy Brightman, Samantha Brightman and Emma Brightman of North Wales, Pa.; two sisters Betty Ohno of Saugerties N.Y. and Susan Duncan of Burlington, Vt.; brother-in-law William Carpenter of Burlington, VT and numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Towle was predeceased by a son, Andrew Towle, in March 1975. Dr. Towle loved Vermont and all of the wonderful things offered there, most specifically skiing (Jay Peak, Vt. and Mont Sutton, Quebec), golf (Richford, Newport and Rotonda Country Clubs), and the family's camp on Lake Memphremagog in Newport, Vt. He also was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. He was a beloved patriarch, and fixture in Richford and Newport during the many years he practiced dentistry and summered at Lake Memphremagog. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, February 4, 2013 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Grove City, Florida. Burial will be held in Vermont at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Dr. Towle to Autism Speaks, 216 Haddon Ave, Suite 403, Westmont, NJ 08108 or to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. Farley Funeral Home in Venice, Florida is handling the arrangements.

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