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Alan Sidella

1951 - 2015 Alan Louis Sidella, age 63 of Hoosick, NY passed away unexpectedly, yet peacefully on Friday, August 28, 2015 at home. Alan was born December 13, 1951 in Waterbury, CT, the eldest son of Louis Sidella (deceased) and Betty (Leisring) Sidella who survives. He was an avid outdoorsman. Animal husbandry, farming, fishing, gardening, arrowhead hunting, and geology were among the interests he held close to his heart. A devoted patriot, he was a decorated Viet Nam Veteran, serving with the US Air Force from 1968 - 1970. An excellent marksman, Alan graduated in the top 2% of his class. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sandra Vance-Sidella, and their beloved dog, Tabor. Alan leaves his two daughters and their husbands, a brother, a sister and their families. To his two grandchildren, he will always be "Grandpa Moo". Alan was a free spirit who had a unique outlook on life. He was a devoted husband and loving father. He will be sadly missed by family, friends and colleagues. SERVICES: A memorial service will be held on Tuesday afternoon, September 1, at 2p.m. at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, in Bennington, with the Rev. Richard McSherry officiating. Interment will follow in Park Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1p.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home in care of Chaplain Kenneth Coonradt and/or VINS Raptor Rehabilitation, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guestbook condolences may be made at : www.maharandsonfuneralhome.net
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 1, 2015
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