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Henry Chalifoux Obituary

Henry H. Chalifoux

1933 - 2013 BENNINGTON, VT Henry H. Chalifoux, 79, a resident of North Bennington Road, Bennington, died suddenly Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident near his home.

Born in North Adams, Mass., June 5, 1933, son of the late Henry F. and Ora (Sawyer) Chalifoux, he received his education in the North Adams schools and was a 1951 graduate of Drury High School. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, Henry served in the Air Force from 1951-1955. In earlier years he was employed as a draftsman at General Electric Company in Pittsfield and later worked at Warren Wire.

Henry married the former Dolores (Hoag) Coulter in Bennington on January 24, 1971. In 1975 Henry graduated from cosmetology school in Rutland. He was associated with his wife at Hair Fashions by Dolores for three years when they established the Hairport on North Street in Bennington, which they operated for the next 18 years. They continued operating the Hairport and the Academy of Cosmetology in their home.

Henry especially enjoyed golf and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Chalifoux of North Bennington; a daughter, Cheryl A. Harrington of Bennington, and a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Chalifoux of Adams, Mass.; six step-children and their spouses, Leia and David Sharpe of Eagle Bridge, NY, Harry and Peggy Coulter of Bennington, Nadine and Kevin Drake of Hoosick Falls, NY, Scott Coulter and Kristine Hunt of North Bennington, Alice and John Shaw of Bennington and Kelly Coulter of Pownal; 23 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Henry was predeceased by four sisters and a brother.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Services were held in Bennington on January 30, 2013.

Should friends desire, contributions in Henry H. Chalifoux's memory may be made to the Vermont Heart Association through the office of the MAHAR & SON FUNERAL HOME, 628 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201.

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This obituary was originally published in the North Adams Transcript.
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Published online on March 2, 2013 courtesy of North Adams Transcript.

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