Obituary: Gerry Hine, 58, of Winooski, Vt., formerly of Milford, Conn.

Gerry Hine, 58, of Winooski, Vermont, formerly of Milford, Connecticut.
Gerry passed away after his long battle with cancer on Monday, October 19, 2015 at the Vermont Respite Center in Williston, Vermont, with his wife, Sue, by his side.
Gerry is also survived by his mother, Agnes Hine, sisters, Dolly Shepherd and Anne Brown, brothers, Harold Hine Jr., Darrell Hine, Donald Hine, Arnold Hine and Henry Hine and their respective spouses, many nieces and nephews, and Aunt Bobbi and Uncle Henry Higgins.
He was predeceased by his father, Harold Hine Sr. and his brother, Ronald Hine.
Special thanks to the staff at the Vermont Respite Center, Dr. Steve Ades, Janet Ely and Kathy McBeth all of the Oncology Unit at the UVM Medical Center. Heartfelt thanks to Martha Chadwick, Judy Rice, Sharon Pierce, Joyce Oakley, Shawn Handy, John Daly and Dave Wright for their wonderful support.
Friends are invited to our home in Winooski on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m. to share memories of Gerry.
A celebration of Gerry’s life will also be held in Milford, Connecticut next summer (2016) at Gerry’s favorite beach. Notification will be made in advance of this event.
In lieu of flowers, you may make a donation in Gerry’s name to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403.
An honest man here lies at rest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth;
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d;
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
— Robert Burns