Dear colleagues in ministry,
I write to share the news of the death of our brother the Rev. Robert W. Freeman, a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont, who died at home last evening (December 21st). Bob’s family was with him. The Rev. Liam Muller of Trinity, Rutland, along with other clergy who knew Bob well have been ministering to him, Ivy and their family with increased frequency these past several weeks. I last visited Bob this past Saturday.
Bob was ordained Deacon (January 28, 1973) and Priest (November 1, 1973) by Bishop Butterfield. Bob served as Assistant at Christ Church, Montpelier from 1973-1980, at Saint Paul’s Wells from 1981-1990 and at Trinity, Poultney from 1981-1996. Bob was born in London, England in 1931, married Ivy in 1957, and they later immigrated to the United States. Bob graduated from UVM in 1970 and received his MA from Antioch in 1988.
A celebration of Bob’s life and ministry will be held at Trinity Church, Rutland on Wednesday December 30th beginning at 10 AM. More details to follow.
The address for condolences to Ivy and the family is: 10 Easterly Ave. Rutland, VT 05701
“May he rest in peace and rise in glory.”