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Addison C. Clark

1927-2010 POULTNEY Addison C. Clark, 82, of Poultney, passed away on Jan. 15, 2010, at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington.

Born in East Arlington at his home, the Locust Hill Farm, on Sept. 18, 1927, son of Miner and Alice Elwell Clark, he grew up in East Arlington where his parents owned and operated MC Clark Co. IGA.

Addison enjoyed learning and being an active student throughout his High School years from 1941-1945. He was on the baseball and basketball teams, sang in the Glee Club, played trumpet in the band and even had his own dance orchestra in which he played first trumpet. He was prominent in student government, was elected a delegate to the Green Mountain Boys State in 1944, and Arlington H.S. State Governor and class Historian in 1945.

After graduation, he attended Norwich University, leaving to join the Navy in Jan. 1946, in which he was a Seaman First Class until Dec. 1947 when he received honorable discharge.

He attended Asbury College in Kentucky and the University of Connecticut. He began his business career working in the family IGA store as a boy and young man. Eventually he purchased and managed Save Easy IGA in Manchester for many years. His retirement years began in Poultney, where he lived until he died.

Addison leaves his wife, Helen H. Clark, of 47 years of Poultney; two sons, John Clark of Wilmington and Thomas Clark of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Deb Clark of Stowe, Tamara Erikson of Hinsdale, N.H., and Greta Perez of North Andover, Mass.; three sisters, Martha Smith of Lunenberg, Mass., Gladys Colburn of Portland, Ore., and Ruth Salter of Saxton's River, Vt.; and seven grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Gordon Clark and Raymond Clark.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Relatives and friends may call 10-11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at the ROBERTS-AUBIN FUNERAL HOME in Poultney. A Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. His niece, Kara Nell Smith, a UCC pastor, will officiate. A reception will follow the service at the United Methodist Church of Poultney. Interment will take place in the Spring in the Poultney Cemetery.

Donations may be sent to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home in Poultney.



Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 19, 2010
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