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Allan James Birch, Sr.

July 29, 1959 ~ November 6, 2019 (age 60)


Allan James Birch, Sr., 60, of West Burke, VT passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at the home he shared with his daughter and her family.

Allan was born in New Milford, CT on July 29, 1959, to Ralph and Dorothy (Scrum) Birch.  He was self-employed as a carpenter.  Allan was very proud of his Native American heritage, being a member of the Schagticoke Tribe of Kent, CT.  He enjoyed drinking coffee, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren.  In his younger years, he loved working on cars. His love of the ocean and Elvis led to collecting lighthouses and Elvis paraphernalia.  Most of all, he loved his family.

Survivors include his daughter: Melissa Birch and partner, Paul Crepeault, of West Burke; three sons: Allan “Buddy” Birch, Jr. and wife, Rita, of Lyndonville,VT, Robert Bergin of New York, and Michael Bergin of Connecticut; two sisters: Megan Birch and Susan Birch; three brothers: Steven Birch of St. Johnsbury, VT, Roger Birch of Connecticut, and Michael Birch; 20 grandchildren: Lizzy, Cole, Julian, Jailyn, Jaxson, Timmy, Allie, Gabby, EllaMae, Kyja, Eliza, Xaryia, Skye, Mackayla, Login, Cayden, Amelia, Taryn, Dakota, and Remmy; one great-grandchild: Ivy; Melissa’s mother: Bonnie Birch and partner, Tim Root; a good family friend: Steven Cox; and many more who became family to him.

He was predeceased by his parents: Ralph and Dorothy Birch; and sister: Sherry.

There will be no services at this time.

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