Vernon, CT — James “Tripp” Sutherland III, 63, of Vernon, Connecticut, loving husband of 41 years to Candace (Thompson) Sutherland, passed away at home, with his family by his side on Saturday, June 16, 2012, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Providence, RI, the son of James Jr. and Marie (Cahoon) Sutherland of Brewster, MA, he grew up in Beverly, MA, and moved to Vernon over 32 years ago. His home away from home was Brewster on Cape Cod. He graduated from Beverly High School in 1967 and from Norwich University in Northfield, VT in 1971. Tripp served in the U. S. Army Reserves from 1971-1975. He was a PE teacher before becoming self-employed as a home improvement contractor. Tripp was a member of St. Bernard Church in Rockville. He was active with Norwich University Alumni and Blue Line Club. Though he loved all sports, Boston teams in particular, Tripp’s passion was playing and coaching hockey. He enjoyed spending quality time with his many, many wonderful friends. Tripp was a family man affectionately known as “Papa” by his nine grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, Tripp is survived by his son Corey and his wife Bridget of Vernon, CT, and their children, Ross, Samuel Tripp, and twins Weston and Maxwell; his daughter Kerry Visone and her husband Jeremy of Cromwell, CT, and their children, Austun James, Karly, and Courtney; and his son James IV and his wife Dawn-Marie of North Grafton, MA, and their children, Adeline and Quinn James. He is also survived by two brothers, John Sutherland of Marblehead, MA, and J. Michael Sutherland of Salem, MA, and four sisters, Jeanne Michael of Danvers, MA, Joan Sutherland of Brewster, MA, Judith Sutherland of Dennisport, MA, and Janet Rallo and her husband Paul of Danvers, MA. He had nine nieces and nephews and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours are Thursday, June 21, from 4-8 p.m., at the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, in Vernon. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 22, at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard Church in Rockville. A private burial will be held on Cape Cod. Memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, or at www.pancan.org . For online condolences and guest book, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com