Frank Richard Potvin |

Frank Richard Potvin

Frank Richard Potvin

, 56, died unexpectedly March 13, 2008, at his home in Rifle.

Frank was born Feb. 2, 1952, in Montgomery Center, Vt., to Ernest and Louise (Larrivee) Potvin. He grew up in Brattleboro, Vt., and graduated Brattleboro Union High School in 1970.

He moved to Wickenburg, Ariz., in 1975, and then to Rifle in 1978, where he married Carol Burris in 1982. The marriage ended in divorce and he never remarried. Frank was working for HP GeoTech at the time of his death.

He will be remembered best for his big smile, generous nature and his easy laugh. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed a variety of interests including fishing, Tae Kwon Do, remodeling cars and his motorcycle, and his annual family visit to Vermont during the fall foliage season.

He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include brothers Norman of Dracut, Mass., and Charlie and David of Vernon, Vt.; sisters Marie Potvin of Williamstown, Vt., Carolyn Moore of Vernon, and Mary Potvin of Guilford, Vt.; two nieces; a nephew; one great-nephew; and Rocky and Melanie Basinger and Doug and Cindy Fenney, his longtime neighbors and close friends, who became his “Colorado family.”

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Rifle Funeral Home.

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