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Albert Stoessel Sr.

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BENNINGTON -- Albert Stoessel Sr., 75, a resident of Depot Street died on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington following a long illness.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Dec. 15, 1930, and was the son of the late John and Mildred (Durgin) Stoessel. He received his education in Lowell. Mr. Stoessel was a U.S. Army Korean conflict veteran.

He married the former Joan Guimond on Jan. 5, 1996, in Bennington. Mrs. Stoessel survives. They were together for 27 years.

In earlier years, Mr. Stoessel was employed at Cushman Manufacturing in North Bennington and later in the maintenance department at the Best Western Motel and later the Mid Town Motel, both in Bennington, He also enjoyed working as an electrician.

Albert had a great love for animals and enjoyed sitting on his porch and feeding the squirrels. He was an avid fan of professional wrestling.

Survivors besides his wife include his daughters, Diane Miller of Bennington, Donna Dunican of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; a son, Albert Stoessel Jr. of Bennington; one stepdaughter, Mechelle Jones of North Bennington; one stepson, Kevin Coulter of Bennington; eight grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Stoessel is predeceased by a brother and sister, John Stoessel and Margaret Hiland.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home in Bennington. Interment will follow in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery in Bennington.

Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the time of the service. A time of fellowship will follow at the home of his daughter, Diane Miller.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Bennington Rescue Squad through the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 7 to Jan. 10, 2006
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