William “Bill” Muzzy died peacefully at Respite House in Colchester, Vt. on June 2, 2018 due to congestive heart failure. He was 81. Present at the time of death were his wife of 59 years Ramona “Mona” Muzzy and his youngest son Raymond Muzzy.
Bill was born August 9, 1936 in Middlebury, Vt. to his parents George F. Muzzy and Flora (Perkins) Muzzy. He graduated from Edmunds High School in 1955 and worked at Brewer Bothers Motors until 1965 when he went to work for IBM in Essex Jct., Vt. as a machinist and tool-maker. While there he became interested in the industrial glass shop. He applied for a transfer, trained, and became an expert industrial glassblower. He spent most of his career there, making many improvements and contributions to the processes at the glass shop and eventually travelled throughout the U.S. conducting trainings at other IBM sites.
He married Ramona Sears in 1959 and together they raised three sons, three dogs, and three cats at their home in Shelburne where he resided until just a few weeks prior to his death. He enjoyed camping, cars, and country music. In his later years, he developed and maintained many friendships on Facebook.
He is survived by his three sons and their families: Brion and Nancy Muzzy, Michael Muzzy and Maris Rose, Raymond and Carol Muzzy; eight grandchildren: Daniel, Douglas, Dalton, Kristi, Amanda, Will and Ben Muzzy, Samantha Laurencelle and her husband Avery; three great-grandchildren: Lily Blair, Oliver and Azaria Laurencelle; a niece, Jennifer and Mike Staats and their daughter Holly; a nephew, Seth Muzzy and husband Ron Amato; several cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Muzzy.
A Catholic Mass and burial will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Shelburne, Vt. on Friday June 8, at 12:15 p.m. There will be a reception at the church hall immediately after. Per his request there will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Shelburne Rescue, 154 Turtle Lane, Shelburne, VT 05482, 802-985-5125. McClure Miller VNA Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Hwy., Colchester, VT 05446, 802-879-0943.