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Roll of Honor

Age: 55
Year of Death: 2009

Kenneth E. Frizzell Jr.

Kenneth was born on February 9‚ 1954 to Kenneth and Ellen (Jesseman) Frizzell. He grew up in Lunenburg‚ Gilman‚ and Wallingford‚ Vermont. He had four sisters and one brother.

In 1974 he married Grace Colburn. They lived in East Charleston with their children‚ Amy and Daniel.

He worked 32 years at Tivoly in Derby Line. He was also Delinquent Tax Collector for Charleston.

He served the C.V.F.D. 33 years as firefighter and former treasurer‚ and was fire warden for 20 years.

He received a Vermont Public Service Award in recognition of 34 years of service to the Town of Charleston and to the State of Vermont.

He was an active Member of the Plymouth Congregational Church‚ the Charleston Historical Society‚ a former Little League Coach and other organizations.

He strongly believed in the principles of Freemasonry and held offices in two Masonic Lodges. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of District 10‚ State of Vermont 2005-2006.

He was a member of Mount Sinai Shrine Temple # 3 and the Northeast Kingdom Fire Brigade. He enjoyed parading with the little firetrucks and served as mechanic. He was proud to support the Shriners Children’s Hospitals. He was Treasurer for North Star Chapter # 25 O.E.S.

Kenny was outgoing and friendly. He gave freely of his time and was not afraid of hard work. He was well known for his friendly smile and wave to everyone he met.

Kenny believed in God and Country. He held conservative ideals and believed in being fiscally responsible. He kept informed on current events and participated in town meetings.

He enjoyed card games‚ NY Yankees‚ his 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger‚ his truck‚ dog‚ and rock and roll. He loved hunting‚ working on his land and snowmobile trips.

He harvested rocks to create beautiful stone walls. He took pride in his home and surroundings.

Kenny was a super Dad! His family came first. He was always there for his children -cheering them on and supporting them through each new milestone in their lives. He beamed with pride at their college graduations and accomplishments.

His proudest moment was walking his daughter down the isle in the same church where he was also married 35 years ago. His happiest moment was watching his son marry the love of his life‚ as he had also done. His greatest joys were his four little grandboys; He loved every minute with them and he looked forward to watching them grow.

Kenny was a wonderful‚ considerate and loving husband. He would often surprise his wife with a single red rose for no special reason – but just because he loved her. They enjoyed life together with a love that will never die – but that ended much too soon.

Kenny enjoyed his time on earth and his presence made it at better place.

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  1. Just stopping by to pay my respects to this hero, and to thank him for his bravery and his invaluable service to the community. Kenny will never be forgotten!

    Starla, proud baby sister of Kenneth (Kenney) Nickell, LODD 4/6/99 KY

    – Starla Taylor
  2. Thanks for honoring my cousin. The write up was so nice. Though we were 10 years apart in age and several states away I have fond memories of him and his family . My heart is sad to know his life was cut short as he served to save others. Love cousin Jeanie

    – Elizabeth Jean Frantz