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1176 Main Street
Fairfax, VT 05454
Phone: 802-849-6261
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Hugh Tallman

Hugh Philip Tallman

Wednesday, May 26th, 1937 - Sunday, November 24th, 2019
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Belvidere

Hugh Philip Tallman, 82, passed away on Sunday November 24, 2019 at The Manor in Morrisville. He was born in Burlington on May 26, 1937 son of the late Kenneth and Mary (Brown) Tallman. He married the former Myrna Louise Reed on August 20, 1960 in Belvidere, whom predeceased him on September 28, 2017.

Hugh worked for the Railroad prior to and after graduating from Cambridge HS in 1956. After working for Railroad he went to work for GW Tatro Construction driving truck and heavy equipment. He started his own excavation business in Belvidere that he ran for more than 50 years. During the winter months he would also plow driveways with his International Scouts at one time he was plowing over 100 driveways. Hugh and Myrna ran Tallman’s Store in Belvidere for 57 years.

Hugh had a passion for trains and railroad memorabilia, International Scouts, politics, planes & flying. He enjoyed working and setting off fireworks for Old Home Day.

Hugh was involved in several town offices over the years. He held the road commissioner position for 50 years for the Town of Belvidere, he was a select board member, on the planning commission board, LCPC member, CERT, Justice of the Peace, Board of Civil Authority and Assistant Fire Warden to mention a few.

Hugh loved politics and would happily chat with you for hours. He was chosen to be a delegate and attended the Republican Convention in Houston, Texas and NYC.

He is survived by his two sons, Dean and his companion Robin of Isle LaMotte, Thad and his wife Jodi, of Belvidere his daughter, Teal Tallman and her pair bonded mate Brent Howard, two brothers, Cecil Tallman and wife Jill and their family, Gene Tallman and wife Arlene and their family, seven grandchildren, Dustin Tallman, Trista Tallman and Marissa Tallman, Dana, Shayne and Dale Howard, Sandra Tallman, two great grandchildren, Seth and Sage Tallman, several nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel. Burial will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Belvidere Center Cemetery, Belvidere, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Avenue,Morrisville, VT 05661. The family also invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.awrfh.com.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel
    Address
    1176 Main St.
    FAIRFAX, Vermont 05454
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    Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax Chapel. Burial will be held in the Spring at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Belvidere Center Cemetery, Belvidere, VT.
  • Interment

    Location
    Belvidere Cemetery
    Address
    3996 VT Route 109
    Belvidere, VT 05442
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Randy Clark

Posted at 11:28am
I enjoyed seeing the family on Saturday, the set up was just what Hugh would have wanted: the Scout; the hat, cup, and Awards. Also the pictures and political memories were all GREAT to see. It was an emotional day for me because I have known Hugh since 1964 when we sold him his first Scout. It was $2,804.00 brand new! We allowed him $404.00 for his Jeep trade in and traded for $2,404.00. From that point on we sold Hugh and Myrna a total of 17 vehicles, mostly Scouts. He and Myrna are now in Heaven and we will all see them again someday. R.I.P. my friend, my thoughts and prayers are with Dean, Teal, Thad, Jody, and all the family. Life goes on and we have the GREAT MEMORIES.
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Steve & Penny

Posted at 10:00am
Hugh was always a good friend and always there when needed! With our deepest sympathies!
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Robby Mazza

Posted at 09:15pm
Hugh Tallman was one of the great ones in my life who I loved to talk to. I have many memories of Hugh one night I pulled into the store to get some things for camp and he was splitting wood with his wood splitter and he waved and yelled out something that I thought was hello, I went into the store and got the items and talked with Miss Tallman like I always called her and then I went out the door to get in my truck to go back to camp and Hugh yelled out and waved so I walked over to him and come to find out his finger was caught in the wood splitter and the shut off was at the other end!!!!!! I shut the machine off and took him to Copley to get his finger fixed! I sat there with him until his son Thad showed and said I bet you won't do that again! we all laughed. His love of Belvidere was second to none and his love of politics was also second to none I would bring him signs when he would call and he would put them out all by himself,,,I have many other stories but it would take forever ,,,,,,,RIP Mr T and now you will be with Miss Tallman driving her nuts.

Emily Lapan

Posted at 06:30pm
I grew up in Belvidere. I have memories of Hugh going up and down the road in his bucket loader, dump truck or Scout. I remember him at the store, family gatherings, parades and other functions.

Hugh was the Chair of the Lamoille County Republican Committee for many years. He saw to it that all the towns were organized, a high standard and tradition that Lamoille County holds today, Hugh felt it was a worthwhile outreach to have a GOP booth at Lamoille County Field Days. I can see Hugh now visiting with the many county folks that stopped.by I am especially grateful to Hugh and Myrna for encouraging me as I became more involved with the party. Hugh and I had many talks on our way to State meetings. He knew a lot of people and was well respected and liked within the party. One thing that Hugh could be counted on for was wire sign hangers. He had a "huge" collection of them and was willing to share them with the GOP candidates.

Hugh had a big impact on our little town of Belvidere, out County, and State. He is going to be missed.
 
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Dean Tallman Posted at 07:42pm

Thanks Emily.....He was always a little "whirl wind" when it came to his political missions. He would always try to get me involved.....it seemed like I didn't have the time....Bad copout. Again thanks...Dean
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