SHELBURNE - Harry J. Wooster, of Shelburne, died peacefully with his loving family by his side in the Vermont Respite House on Jan. 1, 2014. Harry was born in Williamstown on Feb. 14, 1931, the son of Harry J. Wooster Sr. and Mary Silloway. He graduated from Shelburne High School, and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Harry married Joan Gervia at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church on Aug. 31, 1952. Harry worked at Shelburne Leasing Corporation for 22 years, and retired from Digital Equipment Company after 23 years as a mechanical technician where he met close friends with whom he continued to be in touch. Wanting to keep busy, Harry worked several part-time jobs after retirement. He was also a life member of the Shelburne Volunteer Fire Department. Harry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan; daughter, Karen Lamothe (Armand); son, Craig Wooster (Sue); grand- children, Jamie (Mandy), Tim (Sarah) and Sarah Wooster, Brad (Stephanie), Christin and Jessica Ripley, and Thomas and Alex Wooster; great-grand- children, Kali, Jacob and Jade; brother, Robert Wooster (Donna); sister, Maxine Bennett; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Kevin; his parents; and sisters, Doris, Harriet and Arlene. Harry was a kind and humble man who is also survived by his extended family including many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; special friends, Bill and Hazel Leggett; as well as many other close friends. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the loving and caring personnel at the Vermont Respite House, as well as VNA nurse, Mary Loney. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Shelburne Town Hall, 5376 Shelburne Road, Shelburne. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. Interment will be held in the spring in Shelburne Village Cemetery. Online condolences may also be made at www.gregorycremation.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Shelburne Firefighters Association, PO Box 911, Shelburne, VT 05482; Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495; and the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.