FAYSTON - Liam Kenneth Hale, 16, passed away, along with four of his close friends, in Williston on October 8, 2016 as a result of a tragic traffic accident. Born in Burlington on May 9, 2000, he was the son of Kerry L. and Susan (Kudirka) Hale. Liam was currently attending Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, where he participated on the track and field team and excelled at both low and high hurdles, and the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relays. During his middle school years, he played soccer and lacrosse. A natural athlete, Liam began skiing at an early age, grew to love mountain biking and more recently, golf. For the past three years, he worked at Sugarbush Resort, where he started off as an assistant mountain bike instructor and moved to the bike shop this past summer. One of his favorite places to spend time was at Woods Hole, Cape Cod. He loved the ocean. An avid fan of the television show "Top Gear," Liam had developed a passion for automobiles and was ecstatic about his brand new wheels, a 2011 BMW. A natural host, socially engaging and clever wit, Liam is lovingly remembered for his exquisite taste in clothes, his articulate manner and for his clear opinions, which he was unabashed in sharing. Although siblings can often times be at odds, Liam loved and very much appreciated his younger brother, Joe. Liam is loved and mourned by his parents, Kerry and Susan Hale, of Fayston; his brother, Joseph P. Hale, of Fayston; his paternal grandmother, Janet Hale, of St. Johnsbury; the girls, his feline best friends, Nova and Spock; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Waitsfield on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at 10 a.m., with a reception to follow at Lincoln Peak Gatehouse, Sugarbush Resort. Because of limited parking at the church, carpooling would be appreciated. The family requests that flowers be omitted; they are currently selecting a charity to honor Liam's life. The information will be forthcoming. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com or the funeral home Facebook page.
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