The Reverend Norman Runnion, priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, died early this morning at Gifford Hospital, Randolph. Below is a photo from the Facebook page of St. John’s, Randolph. It is from a recent home communion visit with the Rev. Susan Taylor, Rector of St. John’s. Norm was a journalist/war correspondent and Editor of the Brattleboro Reformer before answering his call to ordained ministry in mid-life. He served as Rector at St. Martin’s Fairlee until his retirement and served many parishes in a supply capacity.
The Rev. Susan Taylor commented, “His long term fight with Parkinson’s disease took a toll on him physically but his clear-mindedness and wit remained untouched. His faith was persistent through it all. Even in the hours before his move into the Garden Room at Gifford Hospital for palliative care, his desire was to have portions of the Prayerbook and Psalms read. Many loving and caring people stood by him with singing and stories. It was a loving ending to a long saga.”
Please remember Norm, his wife Linda and their family in your prayers.
Faithfully yours in Christ