Roger Francis Varnot, 81, of Barre, Massachusetts died peacefully on May 17, 2020 at Quabbin Valley Heathcare. Born July 9, 1938, son of Francis (Frank) Thomas and Lillian Elizabeth (Whippee) Varnot, both of Barre, Massachusetts, he graduated from Barre High School in 1956 and from Worcester Junior College with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1957.
As a young man, Roger worked at the Barre Wool Mill before spending several years as a carpenter at Allen's Foundry and later driving as a courier for Waste Management. He worked independently cutting cordwood and crafting furniture. Gardening was a lifelong passion, and he brought produce, honey, maple syrup, and pies to local farmers markets for several years. Roger was a spirited Patriots and Red Sox fan. He was also an avid sportsman, dedicated to hunting, fishing and the outdoors, where he felt connected to nature and the woods.
Devoted to his family, he is survived by his wife of 52 years, Martha Varnot; three daughters, Susan Varnot (Paul), Heidi Litchfield, and Ann Varnot; a sister, Virginia (Ginger) Asel; three grandchildren, Alexandra Holland, Madison Holland, and Rylee Litchfield; two great- grandchildren, James Coy Jr. and Lucas Lucia; and several nephews and nieces of the Asel, Williams, Bruffee, and Cranston families.
Donations may be made to Massachusetts Fisheries & Wildlife Division at 341 East St, Belchertown, MA 01007 or a charity of your choice in memory of Roger Varnot.
Services will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street Webster, MA. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com where you may offer condolences or light a candle in remembrance of Roger.
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