Ernest R. Snow, 85, of Bernardston Rd., passed away peacefully on September 18, 2022.
Ernie was born in Stonington, ME on May 2, 1937 the son of Ernest and Muriel (Knowlton) Snow. His family moved from Maine to Shelburne when he was a teenager and he graduated from Arms Academy.
Ernie was married to Janet (Gilbert) on July 1, 1961. Janet was Ernie’s first and only love and love of his life. He was a proud father of their three daughters as they grew, and was one of the “good dad’s” to their friends. When the grandchildren started arriving, he discovered a new generation to love and support. Ernie never missed a game any of his grandchildren or great grandchildren played in. It didn’t matter the time, the distance or the weather, he was there watching and cheering them on. It was family first in Ernie’s mind.
An avid sports fan, he followed the Yankees, Giants and Celtics among others. He was also a good bowler and could be found on his motorcycle by himself or with Janet along for the ride. He loved to visit Maine and visit with relatives or just vacation for a few days. At home he took great pride in his rose garden and tending to them from spring to fall. Wherever Ernie was in his home, Toby, the family cat, was not far behind. The two were inseparable. It is a reflection of what a gentle soul Ernie really was.
Ernie was employed by the former Kendall Mills in Colrain, which later became American Fiber & Finishing, as a machinist for over 40 years.
His loving family he leaves behind include his wife Janet, three daughters; Sandra E. Smith and her partner Gene French of Windsor, CT, Debra L. Selicious and her husband Michael of Gill and Sheri M. Snow and her spouse Sharon Snow of Casco, ME, five grandchildren; Matthew Selicious, Ryan Smith, Rachel Raftery, Nicolette Smith and Ashley Jones, eight great grandchildren, a brother Marvin Snow of Lyme, CT, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A visiting hour will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 3 to 4 pm at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 87 Franklin St., Greenfield. There are no other services.
In lieu of flowers, it is suggested memorial contributions be made to either the American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org) or to the American Heart Association (www.heart.org)