Arthur R. “Nick” Slate, Sr, 86, a resident of Ray Hill Road, passed away March 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Nick was born in Brattleboro on May 18, 1935 the son of the late Fred E. Slate and Lillian Carlton and attended local schools. Nick served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict on the USS Strong DD-758. One of his many jobs on the ship was a Marine Oiler (Boiler Tech). Upon his honorable discharge Nick worked for Pepsi-Cola, the Denim Blue Jean Factory in Brattleboro, Cersossimo Lumber and the Book Press. While Living in Brattleboro Nick was a member of The American Legion and was also part of the local DAV chapter where he once held the position of commander. He moved to Wilmington in 2000 and was known for going to C & S in Wilmington for his morning coffee, scratch tickets and local chatter. He would also be seen regularly at the North Star Bowl for his evening coffee, scratch tickets and bowling. He loved candlepin bowling, fishing, was an avid baseball and Boston Red Sox fan, enjoyed Celtic music and the sounds of the Big Band era. Nick is survived by his daughter Patti Weller (Jim) of Wilmington and Arthur R. Slate, Jr of Plattsburg, NY and his grandchildren Casey Davis(Larry)of Wilmington and Brandi Younger. He was preceded in death by his wife Carrie Johnson Slate whom he married in Vernon, VT in 1962. Mrs. Slate passed away December 13, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his siblings. Memorial services for Nick will be held Saturday March 26, 2022 at 1pm at the Wilmington Baptist Church. Interment will be private in Morningside Cemetery in Brattleboro. If friends desire, memorial gifts in Nick’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Police Department, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home 44 east Main Street Wilmington, VT.
Published by The Brattleboro Reformer on Mar. 24, 2022.