Robert Severino “Bob” Zambon Obituary

Robert Severino “Bob” Zambon

Robert Severino “Bob” Zambon, 85, of Zambon Drive, South Ryegate, Vt., died following a brief illness on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, N.H.

Bob was born on May 25, 1936 in Haverhill, N.H. to Severino and Alice (Dennis) Zambon. He graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1954 and from Norwich University in 1958 with his Bachelors Degree in Engineering. Then, he served in the US Army Corps of Engineers with six months of active duty and seven and a half years in the Reserves.

He worked for Wells Lamson Quarry in Barre, Vt. and for Kelly Construction, also in Barre. For 25 years he was employed with the Vermont Department of Transportation as the regional paving engineer for the southeast quadrant of Vermont.

An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. As a Vermonter, he loved sugaring. Along with his full-time jobs, he was an active dairy farmer and loved haying. Actually, Bob was known as a man who loved to “work” whether on the farm, sugaring, or on his woodlot.

He was predeceased by his parents, Severino and Alice Zambon; three children, Allen Robert Zambon, Lynn Zambon, and Dennis Zambon; a grandson, Brian Robert Zambon; and a brother, Peter Zambon.

Survivors include his wife, Lois (Osgood) Zambon of South Ryegate; two daughters, Amy Carruthers of Tucson, Ariz. and Grace Zambon and partner Stephen Slack of Corinth, Vt.; three sons, Glenn Zambon and wife Andrea of Newbury, Vt., Scott Zambon of Newbury, and Gene Zambon and wife Sherry of South Ryegate; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Marie Starr and husband Trevor of Bradford, Vt. and Anne George and husband Chris of Wells River, Vt.; a sister Yvonne “Bunny” Stoykovich and husband Victor of South Carolina; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be on Friday, Oct. 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, N.H.

A graveside service will be in Pinehurst Cemetery, South Ryegate, on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. with Melissa Gould as Funeral Celebrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, PO Box 207, Concord, NH 03302-0207.

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Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

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