George "Bud" Clark
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BELLOWS FALLS, VT George "Bud" Clark, 88 of Morgan Street passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 30th at his home.
He was born in Westminster, Vt., on July 29, 1924 the son of Lee and Winifred (Tidd) Clark. He was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School, attended ROTC at Harvard University, and earned both a BA and an MA from Keene State College.
He worked several years at the New England Power Plant while attending college. He served in the US Navy on the Admiral's Ship in Australia. He began his career at Leland and Gray High School as an assistant principal and industrial arts teacher. He also worked at Brattleboro High School as a guidance counselor, and was guidance counselor at Bellows Falls High School for over 30 years. He was also the vocational director and director of the adult education, Starlight, and GED programs. George was a member of St. Charles Church, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion Post #37, and the National Education Association. He served on the Rockingham Recreation Board, the Bellows Falls Senior Center, the Rockingham Library, and the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. George loved the challenge of antiquing and spent many years at it.
George is survived by his wife of 63 years Mary Frances (Grignon) Clark; his sons Philip Clark & partner Laurie Ulitsch of Rockingham, Vt., and Michael Clark & partner Neil Spates of Unity, N.H.; his daughter Deborah Tolaro of Bellows Falls, Vt.; his grandchildren Jennifer Tolaro Heidbrink & husband Timothy, Philip Clark, and Alison Amidon & husband Jesse; his great grandchildren Braylee and Wyatt Amidon and Aaron and Camille Clark; and many nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents and his siblings Mary O'Dette, Francis Clark, Louis Clark, and Charles Clark.
There will be calling hours 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 2nd at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. There will be a funeral mass 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3rd at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls with the burial to follow in St. Charles Cemetery, Westminster, VT.
Special thanks to the dedicated caregivers and especially his granddaughter Jennifer Heidbrink who daily oversaw the care procedures with her positive, cheerful, and endless energy.
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Nov. 1, 2012