Vermont man’s home burglarized while he attended wife’s funeral

HYDE PARK, Vt. (WVNY/WFFF) – The Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department says a man’s home was burglarized while he was at his wife’s funeral on Saturday.

Officials say close to 4 p.m. on June 17, sheriff’s deputies responded to 681 VT Route 15 in Hyde Park for a burglary.

Deputies met with homeowner, Carl Fortune, 80, who said he left his home at 1 p.m. to attend his wife’s funeral.

When Fortune returned, he found the front door to the residence open, and authorities say it appears to have been kicked open, breaking the door frame.

Deputies continue to investigate the burglary. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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