Milestones

Births

Hinesburg residents Alyssa Consigli and Jayson Parrott had a daughter, Charlotte Grace Parrott, on Oct. 18 at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Larry David, Jr., and Tiana (King) Knox of Hinesburg had a daughter, Allison Elizabeth Knox, on Oct. 11 at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Obituaries

Roland E. “Sonny” Carty

– Colchester

Roland E. “Sonny” Carty, 85, a longtime resident of Colchester, died peacefully on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a short illness. Roland was born in Burlington on Jan. 23, 1929, the son of Roland F. Carty and Laura (Martin) Carty. He was a graduate of Cathedral High School, Class of 1948. Following graduation, he joined the United States Army, where he proudly served overseas during the Korean Conflict. After leaving the service, he married Patricia Parsons on Jan. 4, 1958, with whom he raised five children. Throughout his life, Roland worked a number of different jobs, all of which represented his social personality and his love of conversation. As a teenager, he began working for his family’s business delivering ice cream throughout Burlington and Colchester with his dad, and later scooping ice cream in his brother’s dairy bar. After returning home from military service overseas, he owned a well-known service station in Burlington. But, as his family grew, he switched careers and become a sales rep for a large wholesale grocery broker. With the military having a special place in his heart, after retirement, he returned to working for the government at the Vermont Army Guard at the Ethan Allen Firing Range. One of Roland’s passions in life was baseball. He played from the time he was a kid, and as an adult that passion would lead him to coaching little league. In the late ‘60s, with Colchester having only one team and the number of kids in town growing, he saw a need to develop a league. With the help of a couple of friends, he developed and organized the Colchester Boys League so that all kids who wanted to play had a team to play on. Roland coached and remained involved in the league for a number of years, and watched it grow into what is still enabling kids today to get involved and play baseball in Colchester. Sonny will be remembered for his passion for politics and baseball, being the life of the party with a good joke and a good beer, his homemade goulash and mac and cheese, his belief that being late is better than never, the chef at deer camp, his loyalty to the New York Yankees, his pride in being Irish, a 70-year romance with his wife, his five children, his strong will, handsome smile, quick wit and sense of humor. Among Roland’s survivors is a daughter Kathleen Carty Couture of Hinesburg. Roland’s family would like to thank the staff at the ICU at Fletcher Allen for their care during Roland’s last few days, Dr. Gene Moore, his primary care physician, for his patience and understanding, and to Dr. Julie Adams from the vascular team at Fletcher Allen, who with her surgical expertise gave Roland a better quality of life over the last couple of years.